Pahari Roots Whole Grain Heirloom Black Rice is the original Manipur black rice locally known as Chakhao Ambuli. It is naturally grown using traditional farming methods and is directly sourced from our farmer partners in Manipur.
Manipuri Black Rice is a medium-grain, non-glutinous heirloom rice and it turns deep purple when cooked or soaked in water. It has a pleasant, bread-like aroma, nutty flavour, and fluffy texture.
Use to make: You will fall in love with this indigenous, healthy whole grain which complements wonderfully both savoury and sweet dishes. Use it with stir-fry veggies, salad side dishes, Mediterranean recipes, dosa, idli, sweet kheer or a pudding
The texture of this rice is a bit heavier as compared to other varieties and so soak it for 6 hours before cooking.
Heads-up: On soaking the rice in water, it is natural for the water to turns purple/ blackish in shade. Don’t worry it does not have any added colour. You can even use this water for your hair masks and also blends perfectly with oils and other conditioners.
Ingredients:- Chakhao/black Rice – One cup
Water – two cups
Method:- Soak one cup of rice for 15 mins and drain Heat 2 cups of water in a sauce pan and bring to boil. Add the soaked rice and cook until all the water is absorbed and then lower the heat and cook till the rice is softened. Serve plain or sprinkle some sugar and shredded coconut.
We also offer white sticky rice