Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Black is the new White. {rice edition}

After visiting with some friends in downtown Charleston a few weekends ago, the husband and I decided to grab a little dinner at a new spot, Rice Market. With still a few kinks to work out in their concept, there was one shining star of our dinner: my black risotto. Call me crazy, but I'm a sucker for risotto of pretty much any kind. I'd never heard of black risotto before and funny enough, while listening to NPR on the way home they did a story all about the new "superfood" that is black rice. Intrigued, I did a little research and sure enough, foodies everywhere are incorporating black rice into their menus for its vast health benefits. A starch that can prevent cancer, diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer's, & heart attacks? Sign me up!

I have yet to try and locate some to cook at home but I'm guessing a trip to whole foods is in my future. Have you ever cooked with black rice? I can't wait to try black rice risotto & black rice & soy salad in my kitchen soon!


KatiePerk said...

I haven't before! Hooray Charleston! Did you have fun?

magnoliabelle said...

Trader Joe's has partially cooked black rice that can be finished on the stovetop in 2 min i think and 10 in the microwave. It's really good!!

DSS said...

Wow. I hadn't heard of this miracle rice, of sorts. Does it taste any different than regular rice? Perhaps it's something I need to start using with everything!!