I have been introduced to these new species of rice because they supposedly lower blood pressure, sugar, and all kinds of other bad things. These may not be rice at all. They are sold in vacuum packages in Asian markets as Long Life rice and Five Grains rice. Reading the ingredients they appear to have a mixture of rice and other grains. I cooked some last night and they tasted fine, with a texture similar to steel cut oaks, a bit chewy and can take the place of rice.
So what are they and do they really lower BP and blood sugar?