Green Rice anyone?

what's for lunch? - steamed chicken with pandan rice
By K31
Philippines
March 6, 2012 11:35pm CST
And I'm not referring to the "green"-Hainanese rice color. We were about to take our lunch and this item grabbed my attention. It's shocking green. They said it's "Pandan flavor". Would you care to try this out? :D
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15 responses
@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
8 Mar 12
Hi kei! Pandan is a nice aromatic plant. I like its aroma, actually and I've tasted rice with pandan on it. I like it and I would definitely want to eat it again. And I love Hainanese rice, too!
• Philippines
9 Mar 12
I love pandan rice, hainanese rice and pandan chicken. The only reason why I didn't ordered that meal is I don't really like the "green" of the rice :P It's like a mutated rice or something... Lolz!
@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
10 Mar 12
The rice is colored green??? Ewwww. It would look like Slimer (of Ghostbusters) to me!!! Java rice's color is tolerable, but green? Well, if they make a very good presentation of the green rice, maybe it would look appealing. But somehow, I'm imagining it in a not so nice way.
• Philippines
14 Mar 12
Lol! Yeah! The rice's color is green that's why I decided not to order it :P I just wished they decided on a lighter shade of green or better yet, just leave it white :P I also called it "mutated rice" Lolz!
@syoti20 (5295)
• Philippines
18 Mar 12
It is really green as in green? If its really green it also contain some flavoring. My mom usually cooked with Pandan but the color of the rice is not really green at all. Its like milk green. The greeny part is where the pandan leave are located then 3/4 of the part of the rice is partial milk green.
• Philippines
19 Mar 12
It's in dark green color so I think it's food coloring. I attached the picture on my original topic/discussion =)
• Philippines
14 Mar 12
Wow..You're right! It's shocking green, hahah. That's too much green for me, too much food color I think. Sorry, i think I'll pass. :D
• Philippines
14 Mar 12
That's EXACTLY my reason why I decided not to order it :D
• Philippines
9 Mar 12
A Pandan Flavor rice? I haven't heard that, Of course, I will definitely try it. At home ,we usually add a Pandan leaves when we cook our rice. The main reason for this is that we bought an NFA rice.
• Philippines
14 Mar 12
That's good to hear :D You should try pandan flavored rice. It's really good and flavorful (well, at least in my own opinion. Lolz!)
• Philippines
8 Mar 12
I've never seen and heard of it before but after reading this post came to my mind that it's only a green coloring added to the rice with a combined real and artificial Pandan flavor- since in my knowledge we don't grow that color of rice in our locality, I think that's how it is being done in order to achieve that kind of presentation. Anyway, I'm still curious, as to have a taste of it because it's something eccentric especially to some who haven't seen or heard of it before.
• Philippines
9 Mar 12
Yeah, from what I know, we don't. And if we ever import/grow rice of green color, I think it would be in a lighter shade :D Yes, I do agree with the "food coloring" part :D Unfortunately, I wasn't able to taste it because I don't like the color. Lolz!
@ardoy0731 (6865)
• Philippines
7 Mar 12
Haven't seen a pandan flavor rice that is green.I know that you can put Pandan leaf while cooking the rice to give nice aroma to it but never seen it green.
• Philippines
8 Mar 12
I think the rice's green color came from food coloring or something. There's no way pandan scent/essence can turn rice into green (well, not that I know of)
@louievill (20321)
• Philippines
7 Mar 12
I would try it if the green color is not food coloring, pandan is easy to grow even in pots so we put pandan leaves in our rice from time to time, um... smells really good and very appetizing.
• Philippines
8 Mar 12
That's exactly my thoughts! I'd taste it if it's not in that color :P I really love the smell of pandan. Be it in appetizers, main course or desert :D
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
7 Mar 12
hello kei, Yes, I've tried this rice several times, it tastes good. I also tried the yellow one and it also taste good. This pandan rice is a common rice with "paotsin" stall in malls. Try it and it tastes good :)
• Philippines
7 Mar 12
Paotsin! Exactly! I also like their rice there but the "green" of this rice is a bit bright for me. Lolz!
@jkct02 (2859)
• Malaysia
7 Mar 12
The pandan rice seems interesting and I will definitely try it if I have the chance. But if the color of the rice is not taken naturally from pandan, and is added with artificial food color, then it is not really anything :)
• Philippines
7 Mar 12
I also think it's food coloring. I was able to taste pandan chicken and pandan rice but not in this color :D
@tipay26 (873)
• Philippines
7 Mar 12
hi I commented on the picture its mouth watering if it's pandan flavor i bet it's sweet too! I have tried black rice when we ate at congo grill it's a must try rice at congo grill hahaha..Mind if i ask where can we taste green rice?
• Philippines
7 Mar 12
This one was served once at the restaurant inside our building. Dell's Restaurant and in my 5 years of stay in my office, it's the first time I see them sell this item :P
@beamer88 (4267)
• Philippines
7 Mar 12
I haven't seen green rice before, even the Hainanese you mentioned. I've only eaten white, brown and black rice. But I wouldn't mind eating green rice especially if it's flavored with pandan. It's more enticing than the black rice I had. Besides, I eat colored rice cakes. I guess there's no difference in eating colored rice
• Philippines
7 Mar 12
I don't eat rice cakes much but I know what you mean :D I was able to eat pandan-flavored rice before but it's color is still white. Lolz!
@SIMPLYD (86520)
• Philippines
7 Mar 12
Oh yes, if ever there is one in our place , displayed already cooked in a restaurant, i would definitely try it. However, before buying, i would definitely ask why is it green. If it's because of a flavor and color enhancer, i won't buy it. But if it's through natural means, why not?
• Philippines
7 Mar 12
I'm not too sure but I think the reason why it's that green is because of food coloring. I was able to taste pandan rice before but it's in white color :D
@chiyosan (30205)
• Philippines
7 Mar 12
oh that is why it is green! its because they put flavor in the rice. :D i think its going to be too sweet but then i won't mind really to try it out just to know how it tastes like. :D
• Philippines
7 Mar 12
They settled with color "green" since pandan's green. Lolz! But really, we're all surprised when we saw how "green" their pandan rice is :P
@averygirl72 (16611)
• Philippines
7 Mar 12
what a wonderful green color! but is that natural or food coloring? the rice really smells good when it has pandan leaves but when we put pandan leaves it does not really turn green. When you use banana leaf it will really turn green. you said it's shocking green, maybe its just artificial coloring. I guess its delicious anyway.
• Philippines
7 Mar 12
My favorite color's green but I don't think I'' try out a rice with that color. Lolz! I do think it's food color :D
@Ghajini (776)
• Philippines
7 Mar 12
Oh that's interesting. Yeah I would definitely try it because as a Filipino, it's natural for me to love rice lol. I have tried various kinds of rice including black, red,brown and even the middle eastern rice "kabsah". Lastly, I bet that it smells great because of the pandan aroma.
• Philippines
7 Mar 12
I was able to try red, black, brown and the purple one in Sagada (I think they also call it red rice there. I'm really not sure) but I declined trying this one out. Lolz!