A bowl of white rice is a nice evening meal, and a satisfying one at that. But how many of you know that there’s a distant, darker cousin of white rice you’ve hardly heard of?
Yes, Black Rice is a thing for real, and this article elaborates on this lesser known, much healthier variety of rice. Keep reading.
The famous Black rice of Manipur is unique and offers multiple benefits. This glutinous rice variety is called Chakhao Amubi.
The Chakhao Amubi is one type of sticky black rice that is indigenous to Manipur. ‘Chakho’ means delicious while ‘Ambui’ means black. In Manipur, it is generally served in special occasions and festive events. After cooking, the black hue turns purple and it has a slightly nutty flavor. It is used to make porridge, kheer, Chinese black cake and many other dishes.