Black Rice, Anyone?

@ilocosboy (33307)
Philippines
December 6, 2017 11:47pm CST
Speaking of healthier rice, this is the one, black rice. We call this variety as "ballatinaw"-- a variety of rice which should be glutinous but is so good when added with regular white rice. This is what I had this lunch, a black rice with the gingered soup base shrimps added with the petchay leaves. Though the rice is pricey but because of its uses and health benefits, many people try to have this in their table.
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@sharon6345 (102327)
• United States
7 Dec
I will stick with my white rice. It's not often i eat it.
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@ilocosboy (33307)
• Philippines
7 Dec
Our government is actually campaigning the brown rice instead of black rice. Some white rice here are so aromatic and so soft.
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@sharon6345 (102327)
• United States
7 Dec
That looks gross but like you said it's good to some. have fun eating it. I have yet to see that here.
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Dec
I don't think I've ever had black rice. It's good that it's healthier.
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@ilocosboy (33307)
• Philippines
7 Dec
that is what the health department is saying that is why they are campaigning for the black and brown rice.
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@ridingbet (38163)
• Philippines
7 Dec
i haven't tasted black rice yet. maybe it tastes like white rice? of course, they are all rice, right?
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@ilocosboy (33307)
• Philippines
7 Dec
Ha ha that's right, but its softer.
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@ridingbet (38163)
• Philippines
8 Dec
@ilocosboy won't you have dark stools (jebs) when you eat black rice?
@shubhu3 (13557)
• New Delhi, India
7 Dec
Wow. It is different. I haven't eaten these.
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@ilocosboy (33307)
• Philippines
7 Dec
Well this variety have been here in my region and mostly used for rice delicacies.
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@shubhu3 (13557)
• New Delhi, India
7 Dec
@ilocosboy That's amazing.
@brokenbee (7744)
• Philippines
7 Dec
I remember a friend of my mother used to give us this black rice, balatinaw, from the mountain province. I think I already forgot how it tastes like. I also like dudumen. It's also a bit black, right? But it's not naturally black in color but because it was put on fire if I am not mistaken.
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@ilocosboy (33307)
• Philippines
7 Dec
I'm not really familiar with dudumen, maybe its the lowland version of iniruban
@Madshadi (5015)
• Brussels, Belgium
7 Dec
I don't eat rice much. Does it taste the same as white rice?
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@ilocosboy (33307)
• Philippines
7 Dec
Some rice are very soft and has a good aroma, some are very hard and taste not good, it depends on variety
@yanzalong (8959)
• Indonesia
7 Dec
Good info, I will look for it in the market. Thank.
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@ilocosboy (33307)
• Philippines
7 Dec
You are welcome
@rina110383 (23692)
7 Dec
My first time to see a black rice.
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@ilocosboy (33307)
• Philippines
7 Dec
In my country we have so many kinds of rice: black rice, brown rice, pink rice and the so many varieties of white rice.
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@jstory07 (58125)
• Roseburg, Oregon
7 Dec
No thanks I only like white rice it goes good with chicken and rice.
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@ilocosboy (33307)
• Philippines
7 Dec
Yeah, many wouldn't prefer this because of its color.
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@cahaya1983 (9728)
• Malaysia
8 Dec
I've never tried black rice before but brown rice and red rice are quite popular here.
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@ilocosboy (33307)
• Philippines
8 Dec
Just the previous trade fair in my city, all kinds of rice were available.
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• Malaysia
8 Dec
@ilocosboy I suppose they're sold cheaper at those fairs compared to the prices at the supermarkets?
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@ilocosboy (33307)
• Philippines
8 Dec
Actually they are selling it in higher price
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@shaggin (27085)
• United States
8 Dec
I eat whatever rice is the lowest cost so right now I have white rice I got on sale 1 lb for 25 cents. I bought 4 bags it should last me awhile. Brown rice is healthier though. Yellow rice is yummy but I have never heard of black rice before.
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@ilocosboy (33307)
• Philippines
8 Dec
Maybe its in my place only.
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@shaggin (27085)
• United States
8 Dec
@ilocosboy probably just more common there. We can buy lots of different foods at wegmans from other countries but I hardly shop there unless I need something specific I can't find anywhere else.
@ilocosboy (33307)
• Philippines
9 Dec
Oh I see
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@just4him (92535)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Dec
I've never seen black rice. I'm glad it has many health benefits.
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@ilocosboy (33307)
• Philippines
8 Dec
This is what black rice looks like before cooking
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@just4him (92535)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Dec
@ilocosboy No mistaking that's black.
@ilocosboy (33307)
• Philippines
8 Dec
We call it ballatinaw rice
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@peachpurple (10720)
• Malaysia
7 Dec
This is a healthy rice right?
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@ilocosboy (33307)
• Philippines
7 Dec
That is true, this is healthy rice
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@peachpurple (10720)
• Malaysia
7 Dec
@ilocosboy where it comes from? local or imported?
@ilocosboy (33307)
• Philippines
8 Dec
@peachpurple it is grown in my place
@RasmaSandra (13424)
• Riga, Latvia
7 Dec
This does look and sound so good. We usually cannot get special rice here and when we can it tends to be quite expensive. I don't eat rice too often so I stick with white but on occasion I get balsamic rice which I like.
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@ilocosboy (33307)
• Philippines
7 Dec
Hmm, I'm not so familiar with balsamic rice maybe I should make some research about this
@RasmaSandra (13424)
• Riga, Latvia
7 Dec
@ilocosboy it is also called Basmati rice. here is a link.
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@ilocosboy (33307)
• Philippines
8 Dec
Thank you very for this information, surely I will will read this.
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@LadyDuck (122596)
• Switzerland
7 Dec
Black rice is expensive, I buy it time by time, it's good served with shrimps.
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@ilocosboy (33307)
• Philippines
8 Dec
Yeah, triple the price in my place but it has many purpose and uses.
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@LadyDuck (122596)
• Switzerland
8 Dec
@ilocosboy Same here, is more or less the triple the price of normal rice.
• Philippines
8 Dec
Mom prefers the rice that are soft, so I always buy the one that's from Mindoro. Never really tried brown rice myself, maybe I should buy one. What is the benefit of black rice?
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@ilocosboy (33307)
• Philippines
8 Dec
They say its almost the same as brown rice
@prashu228 (22659)
• India
7 Dec
I know about brown rice and red rice. What is black rice?..i read about it. . for the first time...
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@ilocosboy (33307)
• Philippines
8 Dec
One kind of glutinous rice which has black color
@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
7 Dec
And I love shrimp, they are so tasty. It is good your lunch was healthy. :)
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@ilocosboy (33307)
• Philippines
7 Dec
Yeah, i just had a good lunch today
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@RodrickH (1146)
• China
7 Dec
We used it to make some snacks
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@ilocosboy (33307)
• Philippines
7 Dec
really, I thought it is only in our place.
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@andriaperry (33376)
• Anniston, Alabama
7 Dec
Its been a while but I do like it
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