Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Bamboo Rice

I found this jar of Bamboo Rice at Target, of all places. It was on sale for about $1.50. We love trying new types of rice - so we were eager to try the "green rice".

Bamboo rice is not a particular variety of rice, instead it is white rice infused with the juice of young bamboo plants. “While milling the rice, the chlorophyll from the bamboo is added. This process causes the rice to be high in vitamin B, and gives it a flavor and aroma much like that of a jasmine green tea.”

I personally couldn't tell much difference in flavor between the bamboo rice and the regular rice we eat - but the kids liked it - whether for the taste or for the cool color, I'm not sure.


CanadianGrandma said...

What a pretty colour! A nice addition for thanksgiving and christmas dinners.And nutritious!

Jennifer said...

It looks interesting. I'd add some chopped carrots so I could call it hurricane rice! :)

ames said...

Ooh, that sounds tasty! Chlorophyll is supposed to be pretty darn good for you too, I think it's why wheat grass juice is so popular.