Thursday, July 19, 2007

Bamboo Rice

I love trying new foods and wasn't disappointed when I prepared a lovely pale green rice called "Bamboo Rice" for dinner last night. This short-grain Chinese rice is infused with natural bamboo juice and has a light, herbal flavor reminiscent of green tea with hints of jasmine. It cooked up quickly, was slightly sticky, and best of all, retained its lovely green color. It tasted delicious under a steaming mound of stir-fried vegetables -- and was a fun twist on dinner!

Look for it at Target sold under the store brand "Archer Farms" or at your local gourmet shop. It's a colorful addition to your pantry.