If you are still not convinced, I'd like to tell you about why I've fallen in love with this ebony rice. It tastes so freakin' good! Seriously, I have no desire to eat white rice ever again because this stuff is so delicious. The flavor is described as nutty but I'm not sure "nutty" is the best way to describe it. It's just so tasty and flavorful. I've cooked mine in broth so I'm sure that added to the flavor profile. Normally, when I eat white rice, I need some sort of gravy or a meat protein to help round out the dish and boost flavor. The other night, I decided to eat a small amount of black rice mixed with a ripe hass avocado and had a blast.
Two days later, I had black rice again as a side with my Ahi poke. Amazing. Here's the thing, I picked up some sushi yesterday at my favorite spot. After eating two rolls, I felt a little different. I was feeling bloated and lethargic. For some reason, I didn't experience that same heaviness feeling after eating black rice. Not sure why.
Seriously, I now shun all of the half filled bags of white rice sitting in my kitchen cabinet. I have gone to the dark side and I ain't coming back. I understand that it's a bit more expensive than white rice but so are blueberries. I don't have to worry so much about shelf life as I do with healthy fruits, plus I'm getting even more benefits than blueberries pound for pound.
p.s. I found a 22 lb bag online which I will probably get to share with my mother who professed to eating white rice every day last week. Not too long ago, her doctor told her that she suffered from chronic inflammation. I can not wait to give her something to enjoy that can actually bring benefits to her body.