Corn Rice That Looks Like Real Rice?

When did corn became rice? Nope! It never happened yet. Not until our crop scientists managed to combine corn and rice genes. It is close to reality with today’s technology advancement.

rico corn rice grainsEvery piece of grain is yellow, like corn, and every piece looks not different from a real rice grain.  There is no way it is a corn.

However, it is a real corn according to seller. Corns are mechanically transformed to  mimic the rice grain appearance. So why they need to do the hard work of forming corns to rice grains? Invest in a rice forming machine when the first can be eaten in its original state?  It is simply to encourage more corn consumption and help solve rice shortage.  I heard from news recently that more and more people are eating corn as main energy source. This innovation might be of big help in boosting the trend.

The product has no label. What comes with it is a sort of brochure. It is not attached to PE bag in any way. A little negligence and it is gone for. It contains product information on front and more information on the back.

rico corn riceThe product has benefits. Lower glycemic index and no cholesterol. Naturally rich in beta carotene, lutein and fiber. It is good for controlling blood sugar lever, maintaining good eyesight and increasing energy. It is aflatoxin free.

Cooking instructions are little different.  Water is added and boiled first before adding the corn rice. A starting rice to water ratio of 1:1 1/4 is suggested. I personally recommended watching the first try closely. You might need more water than what the label said. I used 1:2 for my first try.

Washing is not needed but you can wash it if you like.  It is going to take away some of the added nutrients.

Plain cooked corn rice using rice cooker.
1) Put water into the rice cooker and switch it on.
2) When the water boils, add the corresponding amount corn rice.
3) Allow the rice cooker to cook it to desired consistency. Serve.

Plain cooked rice using a cooking pot (kaldero)
1) Heat water in a caldero until it boils.
2) Add the corresponding amount of corn rice.
3) Cook over a medium heat until the desired moist and consistency are achieve. Serve.

cooked rico corn rice

I mean no offense. This never taste like corn. It is like a rice left in storage room for a long time. Maybe an isolated case.

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