Saturday, June 19, 2010

Donabe purple rice

There are countless variation of mixed grain rice.
By adding a little amount of black rice to white rice, you can make the beautiful purple rice.
Because the rice is cooked with this wonderful double-lid donabe rice cooker, "Kamado-san", the texture of this mixed grain rice turns out really nice.

There is no special preparation necessary. When you soak the white rice in water in the donabe (2 rice-cup of white rice and 400 ml of water), you add 3 tablespoons of black rice and 3 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon of water. Soak for 30 minutes, and cook normally.

The result is not only beautiful, but the flavor is intensified with a slight nuttiness from the black rice. (*In the picture, I did 1 rice-cup of each white and brown rice with the black rice, so it was even healthier!)

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Happy donabe life.