Black Rice

     The new word is that black rice is even better for your body than blueberries. "Just a spoonful of black rice bran contains more health promoting anthocyanin antioxidants than are found in a spoonful of blueberries, but with less sugar and more fiber and vitamin E antioxidants," Zhimin Xu, PhD, of Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, says in a news release.

     Black rice takes a little longer to cook than white rice. It must be soaked in water for about an hour before cooking at a boil for about 35 minutes. It has a slightly nutty flavor and is said not to be that expensive.

     It sounds like an incredibly healthy food to include in our diets. photo credit: nebulux76 via photopin cc