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Black rice [Moved from Home Cooking]

jan Jul 2, 2006 12:59 AM

Does anyone have any idea where I can buy black rice in the Chicago NW suburbs??

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    S_K RE: jan Jul 2, 2006 03:02 AM

    Are you talking about the black rice found in Southeast Asian desserts? The one that is prized for it's slightly crunchy texture? If it is what I think you're talking about it is often mixed with sticky rice and a bit of coconut in Lao/Thai desserts (making it look purple-black). If so, then you can probably find it in an Asian store that serves Lao/Thai people. Ask around a Chinatown or ask local Thai restaurants where they get their supplies. Tell them you are looking for "kow gum" and describe it to them in case you don't have the accent right.

    1. PamelaD RE: jan Jul 2, 2006 11:35 AM

      I have not stopped by in a while... but FoodStuffs in Evanston on Central in in downtown Lake Forest carried a line of rices including a red one and a black one.
      Good Luck,

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        Aaron RE: jan Jul 2, 2006 03:34 PM

        Black rice (aka Forbidden rice) can be found at any Whole Foods Market. I know therwe is one in Evanston, but I think there are also some in Chicago?

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          jan RE: jan Jul 2, 2006 08:54 PM

          Thanks everyone. I found it at Cost Plus World Market for 3.99. Whole foods also had it, but for 7.99!

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            amoncada RE: jan Jul 3, 2006 04:11 PM

            FYI: I find that the food products at Cost Plus World Market taste old and dusty.

          2. YoYoPedro RE: jan Jul 5, 2006 06:06 PM

            We found it at the International Club on Pulaski Rd., just south of I-55 on the west side of the road.

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