Chinese Black Rice is a medium grained glutinous rice. The name Black Rice comes from it's dark color when raw, it takes on a dark purple color when cooked. Black rice can be used in both sweet and savory dishes. It was once known as Emperor's Rice because it was only served to Chinese Emperors and was forbidden elsewhere. High in fiber, texture, and with a nutty flavor, black rice makes a great rice pudding, and is used in other sweet dishes.
Black rice cooks in about 30 minutes and will turn the cooking water a deep burgundy color, exposing it's real colors.