Chowhounds have noticed jars of jade green rice turning up in Asian markets lately. That’s bamboo rice, says harryharry, short-grain rice infused with bamboo juice to give it a bright, brassy green color and a bit of green tea flavor. It looks great, and the taste and texture are very appealing.

rworange likes the Jade Pearl brand of bamboo rice. She likes the texture, “which is a little sticky yet light and fluffy. It holds together nicely, so if using it for a molded rice salad it would keep its shape.” It costs about twice as much as comparable, nongreen rice, but the lovely green color makes this rice a fun addition to your palette for food compositions.

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