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Apr 18, 2009 08:24 PM

"Green Rice" in Chicago

Just read a article about green rice...I know about black, red, and pink rice but green rice? I looked up some older posts and they described its flavor as tasting like green tea, which I find intriguing. I would now like to try it; has anyone seen green rice in Chicago, in particular in Chinatown? Thanks!

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  1. I've never seen it at a restaurant, but I've seen it at Fox and Obel and bought it a few times. I've tried it, and it does have a bit of a nutty taste with green tea overtones, and came out fluffier than, say, jasmine rice. I don't know if there are any restaurants serving green rice in Chicago, but I do remember seeing red rice at Shanghai Terrace two or there years ago and about five years ago at Flattop Grill.

    1. I was at F&O yesterday. Right now they carry a green rice called Jade Pearl, which according to the label is infused with bamboo. So not sure about the green tea taste. It looks like green carnaroli.

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      1. re: ms. chow

        Well, it's still good. And they have the smaller, bottled version back.