The black rice for the strong
It was the forbidden rice of numerous Chinese dynasties, the most rare, and – as we know today – the highest in protein: Royal Pearl Black, the strong rice. Only rulers were allowed to enjoy this special rice, for it unleashed untold powers, powers said to only be given to rulers: individuality, nobility, untold strength, but most importantly strength over one’s own development.
“The farmer Xiang Zhi discovered in her rice paddy on the river a few plants, the fruit of which looked distinct from the other plants. She had never seen black rice before. She brought it to the Kaiser, Shi Huang-ti, who suffered anxiety over the fate of his kingdom at the hands of Mongolian invaders. After he had eaten the rice, a plan to build a bulwark instantly came into his mind – and this wall was the original Great Wall of China! From there on, his realm was secure.”
Even today, Royal Pearl Black is recommended to those who wish to set free creative ideas, to those who hope to achieve power and reach results. Likewise, the rice is considered a rare, special delicatessen. It has been grown for over 2000 years in the southern region of the Black Dragon River, the Amur River, which over
the course of 4325 kilometers cuts through north Asia. In China, Royal Peal Black is consumed on feast days. It is a part of strength-training diets and is even used in celebratory drink concoctions. For this reason, the Chinese attribute long and healthy life to this rice. Royal Pearl Black is itself the power that unfolds in those who consume it. Let peace of mind strength be with you!
How to prepare:
Rinse rice with cold water before cooking.
Add two cups of water per one cup of rice.
Bring to a boil.
Add salt to taste.
Let steam for 30 minutes at low heat.
Let rice expand for 10 minutes, then drain.
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