© Denzil Green
Jade Rice is a short to medium-grain white rice that is dyed green with bamboo juice.
The juice gives the rice a mild green tea flavour and aroma. The chlorophyl in the juice gives the green colouring.
When cooked, Jade Rice is moist and sticky, and the green colouring fades somewhat.
It is made in China. There are several different brands. Some will use short-grain rice; others medium-grain.
Put 8 oz / 225 g of Jade Rice in a pot with 1 1/2 cups (1/3 litre) of water. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce to a simmer and simmer until water is absorbed.
Remove from heat, let stand covered for 20 minutes.
Nutritional quality varies by brand, from 1 to 10 grams of fiber per serving. Check packages for details.
The term “Jade rice grain” in the Chinese language actually is used to refer to sweetcorn.
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