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!