Riz Aromatisé au Bambou / China
Bamboo rice is a glutinous white rice infused with the chlorophyll-rich juice of tender young bamboo. It is slightly stickier than Japanese rice, but not as sticky as Thai glutinous rice. With its lovely jade green colour (avoid pre-rinsing to retain the colour intensity) and delicate herbal flavour, bamboo rice is an interesting sushi rice alternative, and a beautiful starch side dish. Try it in risottos - particularly in risottos with an Asian spin.
Like all rices, bamboo rice must be allowed to “rest” in the pot off the heat before serving - in this case for about 15 minutes.