Make colorful rice

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  1. melvin west

    melvin west Topic Starter Member

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    In the forest, there are some interesting trees that can be used to make food and medicine. Only aboriginal people can recognize and know how to use them efficiently.

    The two aboriginal men were given a little rice from a friend. They decided to make a special food which was colorful rice.

    Firstly, they soaked the rice for 1 hour to make it soft and fluffy. If you browse through Middle Eastern cookbooks, you may find that they always instruct you to wash and soak rice in water prior to cooking. Putting more water in the pan or even steeping it overnight is the best way to flush out traces of the poison arsenic. The chemical contaminates rice as a result of industrial toxins and pesticides which can remain in the soil for decades.

    Next, they found a bunch of specific leaves to create color for the rice. To extract color from those leaves, they boiled them for some minutes. Then, they poured the color water into the rice.

    Then, aborigines cooked the rice for about 30 minutes.

    The rice that was dyed by tree leaves had a beautiful and attractive color. It made my mouth water. You can see how they cooked this food at this video. Hope that you would have a wonderful experience!

     
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    There is a rice dish with squid and the ink makes the rice grayish, called arroz negro. Made it a few times. Not bad at all. Goya has recipe on their cans of cuttlefish.
     
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