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August 19, 2014

Jade Pearl Rice

by Anne Paddock

Jade Pearl Rice is the trademarked name for an organic pearled short-grain rice infused with a bamboo extract. Grown in the forests of South Central Chin, Jade Pearl Rice has a pale jade color, an aroma of a bamboo forest, and a very faint vanilla taste.

Moist and delicious, Jade Pearl Rice by Lotus Foods cooks in less than 20 minutes and makes an especially pretty presentation on the table. Although the rice is touted as the perfect rice for a dessert pudding (and it is ideal for rice pudding), Jade Pearl Rice is also excellent as part of a main course for lunch or dinner.

canstockphoto13455286Nutrition-wise, a serving (1/3 cup dry or 2/3 cup cooked) of Jade Pearl Rice has 210 calories, 4 grams of protein and is especially rich in chlorophyll. Sugar, sodium, and fat are non-existent in this rice. Gluten and wheat-free, Jade Pearl Rice is also non-GMO verified, Kosher, and organic.

To make Jade Pearl Rice, simply place 2 cups of water and 1 cup of rice into a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stir once, reduce the heat to low, cover, and cook for 15 minutes. The directions on the bag recommend using 1.5 cups of water for every cup of rice and to cook the rice for 20 minutes but a softer texture is obtained with the additional water and a shorter cooking time.

Jade Pearl Rice can be purchased directly from the company’s on-line store ( or through,, and Each 15-ounce bag is $4.39 – $5.49, depending on the seller. The rice can also be purchased at most Whole Foods markets for $4.99. Lotus Foods also sells a variety of other rice, as illustrated below:07495158f71f39602b24435423f0c3eb.w980.h290._CR0,0,980,290_

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