This aromatic black rice of Manipur is traditionally called Chak Hao Amubi where Chak Hao means delicious and Amubi means black. Black rice or forbidden rice is a rare and very old variety of rice. In India, it is cultivated in Manipur known as Chak Hao. This black rice is glutinous in nature. It is sticky rice that has a slightly nutty flavor. Upon being cooked this black rice turns deep purple due to the high content of anthocyanins. Thus it is also known as purple rice. This black rice prefers warm climates and it takes about 3 to 6 months to grow. It thrives well under full sun and it needs plenty of water.
- Aromatic black rice is dense in nutrients and contains powerful antioxidants called anthocyanins that help patients with diabetes and heart disease. It also aids in the functioning of the brain.
- It is a rich source of vitamin E and thus good for the skin and hair.
- The phytonutrients present in the black rice help to flush out toxins from our body.
- The rich fiber content helps to regulate bowel movements, diarrhea and bloating.
- Due to the high content of fiber, it helps to prevent obesity.
Black Rice Pudding With Coconut And Mango
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 4 Servings
1 cup uncooked black rice
1 can (14.5 ounces) coconut milk
3 tablespoons coconut sugar or brown sugar
1 /2 vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped (or 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract)
1 mango, peeled and chopped
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes, toasted
- Cook rice according to package directions.
- Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan heat the coconut milk, sugar and the seeds from the vanilla bean over medium heat, stirring until the sugar is dissolved.
- Spoon the rice into a bowl, top with sweetened coconut milk, mango and coconut flakes; serve warm.
Disclaimer: All the above-mentioned health benefits are not scientifically tested by B&B organics. The farmers believe that the substance showed these characteristics.