Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"The preparation of good food is merely another expression of art, one of the joys of civilized living."
-Dione Lucas, The first female graduate of Le Cordon Bleu

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This rice can be hard to find, but once you do, buy a lot. It is the most wonderful stuff – sweet, flavorful and so good for you. It seems like an, oh, so exotic ingredient but it’s really not.


The classifications for rice are short, medium and long grain.  Long grain rice are of the subspecies Indica, while the shorter are Japonica.  

Long grain rice is about four to five times as long as it is wide and has lighter, fluffier, and separate grains when cooked.  Because the starch content is lower, the rice doesn’t stick together as easily as medium or short grain rice.  Basmati and jasmine rice are examples of high quality long grain rice.  Both have light aromatic flavors.  

Short grain rice is slightly rounded and plump.  Its higher starch content makes for a creamy rice and, when cooked, the grains tend to stick together.  Rice for sushi is made from short grain rice.  Arborio rice is a short grain rice with a very high starch content that is the basis for Italian risotto as well as Spanish Paella (see Arborio rice – Recipe No. xx).  

1/4 cup uncooked rice = 176 calories, <1g fat, 0g sat fat, 0g mono fat, 3g protein, 39g carbohydrates, 0mg sodium, 0mg cholesterol


Purple Sticky Rice

Servings = 2 | Serving size =1/2 cup rice

Cooking Time = 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2,3,4.

The cooked rice doesn’t keep very well. Note: Because of the lack of complete reporting on nutrition information for purple sticky rice, I am not able to give complete information on some nutrients in this recipe.

1 1/2 cups water
1/4 tsp salt
2/3 cup purple sticky rice

In a medium sauce pain heat the water and salt. When it boils, stir in the rice.

Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, covered, for about 15 minutes.

Do not boil away all of the liquid and do not stir the rice.

When a very small amount of liquid remains, remove the pan from the burner and let it stand, covered, for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = about 1/2 cup cooked rice

Servings = 2


Amount Per Serving

Calories 160 Calories from Fat 10
% Daily Value
Total Fat 1.5g 2%
    Saturated Fat 0g 0%
    Monounsaturated Fat g
    Trans Fat g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 290mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 34g 11%
    Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
    Sugars g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 4%
Vitamin K mcg Potassium mg
Magnesium mg



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