Nutrient-rich Black rice has more protein than other varieties. Black rice has 9 grammes of protein per 100 grammes, while brown rice has 7 grammes.
Antioxidant-rich Black rice is high in antioxidants, protein, fibre, and iron. Antioxidants protect cells from free radical damage.
Anthocyanins are flavonoid plant pigments that give black rice and other plant foods their purple hue. Anthocyanins are anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anticancer.
Heart-healthy Black rice's heart health implications are understudied. Many of its antioxidants are heart-healthy. Black rice flavonoids reduce heart disease risk and death.
Possibility of having anti-cancer effects. It's possible that the anthocyanins found in black rice have powerful anticancer effects as well.
Eye health Black rice includes lutein and zeaxanthin, two eye-healthy carotenoids. These antioxidants protect eyes from free radicals.
Black rice is gluten-free and a healthy option for celiacs and gluten-sensitive people.
Black rice is easy to cook like normal rice. In a saucepan over medium heat, add rice and water or stock. Rice should be soft, chewy, and all liquid absorbed after 30–35 minutes.
Weight loss-friendly Black rice is high in protein and fibre, which reduce appetite and increase fullness to promote weight loss.