Bamboo Rice is an aromatic, short-grain white rice infused with pure, fresh bamboo juice. Pale green and tender with bright, herbaceous flavor, it offers a sticky texture that makes it great for an Asian-style risotto, side or base for colorful sushi rolls.
Bring 1 cup Bamboo Rice and 1 1/2 cups water to boil. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let. sit for 5 minutes before removing the lid. Fluff with a fork before serving.
Storage & handling
Story in a dry, cool place.
Rice, bamboo extract.
Bamboo rice is short-grain rice that is colored and flavored by the juice, or "tea," of fresh bamboo. The juice is added after the milling process, which removes the hull and bran of the rice, allowing the juice to permeate the remaining grain.
Bamboo Rice recreates the ancient Chinese tradition of cooking rice in bamboo, thus uniting two of the most noble and valued plants in all of Asia and imparting a regal jade color. Bamboo is seen as a symbol of fortune and long life, while rice is life-giving sustenance.
Our bamboo rice offers striking and exotic pale green color and delicate herbal taste and aroma. Before cooking, bamboo rice is a striking, deep jade green hue. After cooking some color remains, in addition to a subtle herbal flavor. Bamboo Rice has a moist and sticky texture, so other ingredients like vegetables adhere well to it, making it a unique option for risotto-style dishes, sushi and other applications in which a sticky rice is desired.
In addition to providing a gorgeous color and subtle flavor, the addition of bamboo juice returns some of the nutrients that are lost in the white rice milling process. Bamboo Rice is especially high in vitamin B and antioxidants.
Short-grained and starchy with a beautiful pale green color, our Bamboo Rice is an irresistible option for rice pudding. This version, which uses coconut milk, is modeled on the Thai dessert staple, sticky rice with mango.