Bamboo ‘rice’ is actually seeds of bamboo flowers collected by tribal communities in Karnataka. Hard to get, it is pungent, sweet and nutritious, with a wheat-like taste. It is richer in protein and carbohydrates than wheat and paddy rice.
Gluten free. Rich in Protein and Dietary Fibre. This calorie dense and fibre rich ‘rice’, cures kapha and pitta doshas and removes toxic substances from the body.
Uses. Use as a rice substitute by cooking 1 cup bamboo rice with 4-5 cups water. Can also be used as a wheat substitute by grinding into powder to make parathas, chillas and chapattis.
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