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How To Cook Black Rice

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Black Rice or forbidden rice is one of the superfoods which is grown in Manipur, one of the states of India. With lots of health benefits and high nutritional values, this rice has made a comeback and health-conscious food lovers are experimenting with it. But few people are hesitant to buy it as it's expensive and they do not know about its cooking time, its aroma and texture. So here is my 2 cents - Cooking time is exactly what it takes to cook normal white rice. It is nutty and crunchy with each grain separated from the other grain. Here is the tried and tested, recipe with exact measurement and timing so that you can never go wrong while cooking the black rice.
Prep Time 3 hours
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 25 minutes
Served AsLunch
CuisineIndian, Soul Food
Servings 1


  • Black Rice - 1/4 Cup
  • Water - 1.5 Cups


  • Rinse black rice, not much dirt and dust would come out if it's a good quality black rice.
  • Soak Black rice for 3 hours this would help to get best results and reduce the cooking time.
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  • Take 1.5 Cups of water in a pan. Here is the ratio - 1: 6 ratio, I used 1/4 cup of black rice and then added 6 (1/4 Cups).
  • Start the induction at 1100 degree, set the timer to 25 minutes and let the water boil. It will take exactly 5 minutes.
  • Add the soaked rice and let it boil. The rice starts boiling exactly after 2 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 700 degree.
  • Let it cook till rest of the time when the timer is set. Cover when the timer goes off. Wait for another 5 minutes and your Black rice is ready. The color of black rice will actually turn purple when cooked.
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if you want to know about health benefits of Black rice and learn few interesting and exotic recipes, check out this link.
Black rice and its healthy recipes.
If you are confused about which rice to choose for a healthy lifestyle, This is a must read – Brown rice vs white rice which is better and why
Check out the cooking for another healthy variety of rice – Red Rajmudi Rice

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