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Bamboo Rice
Bamboo Rice
Bamboo Rice
Bamboo Rice

Bamboo Rice

Rs. 350.00

Bamboo Rice, also known as Tribal Bamboo rice, Mulayari arisi, Moongil Rice etc is actually not a paddy variety. When a bamboo shoot breathes its last, it flowers into a variety of rice seeds, which are harvested as bamboo rice.

This is a rare variety of rice due to the unpredictable flowering of the Bamboo plant. It can take a few years to 100 yrs. Average life of a Bamboo shoot is 40 yrs. For this reason, this is also more expensive than other rice varieties. Harvesting these seeds is one of the biggest income sources for the tribals from Wayanad forests.

Exotic Bamboo Rice

This is a premium product for the following reasons:

Your purchase of Let'sLive bamboo rice, comes directly from the tribal land of Western ghats. The bamboo shoots have flowered after 40 years making it once in a generation paddy. It has been exclusively collected for Let'sLive. This paddy is naturally organic as it has grown inside the forest without any human intervention.

Herb Pouch - natural insect repellant

This premium variety of Bamboo Rice has been packed in the jute bag to maintain the aesthetic aspect of the product. Plastics have been completely avoided. There is a herb pouch which is a natural insect repellent and is put inside every bag of rice. The pack comprises dry neem leaves, green chilli and few traditional, native herbs.

We request our customers to immediately empty the bag into an airtight container after you receive the package. The herb pouch can be put inside the container along with the rice.

Bamboo rice - Health BenefitsBamboo rice - Nutrition facts

Bamboo rice recipe

1. Why is bamboo rice very expensive ?
Because bamboo produces paddy once in 40 years, its availability is very limited.

2. Where is bamboo rice predominantly grown ?
Bamboo is predominantly grown in the forested areas in india. General public are not allowed to collect the paddy from inside the forest. Some of the areas - Western ghats, North east mountains, Lower himalayas.

3. Who consumes bamboo rice ?
Predominantly it is consumed by the people adjacent to the forest areas who are allowed to procure the paddy. In Southern India, Western ghats remain the main source of this variety of Bamboo rice.

4. Why has bamboo rice become so prominent nowadays ?
Due to various health benefits that bamboo rice offers, it is gaining traction these days.

5. Why procure bamboo rice from Let'sLive ?
You are directly helping the tribals who have taken the effort to collect and process the paddy from inside the forest.

6. Recipes of bamboo rice, how to cook regular bamboo rice?
Bamboo rice should be soaked for around 30mins after which Pressure cook like any other rice. This rice is sort of sticky and chewy to eat. There are many recipes which can be made out of Bamboo rice like Sambar rice, Kichdi, Kheer etc.,

7. What is a bamboo plant ?
Bamboo plants belong to the grass family Poaceae. They grow in groups and are woody perennial evergreen plants. Some of its members are giants, forming by far the largest members of the grass family.

8. Where is bamboo grown globally ?
Bamboo is generally thought to be a plant more associated with growing in places like Southeast Asia. But truthfully, bamboo can grow just about anywhere. Depending on what species of bamboo is trying to sprout, it can grow only in subtropical areas or in places as cold as Iowa.

9. How to store bamboo rice?
Store Bamboo rice in a cool dry place in a sealed airtight container or place original package in a resealable bag.

10. Is bamboo rice good for weight loss, diabetes, gluten free, keto friendly?
The glycemic index of the rice is low and so is good for diabetics.

11. Is bamboo rice considered exotic?
Bamboo rice is very exotic due to its rarity. A Bamboo shoot flowers only once in 40 to 60yrs to give out this rice.

12. Can bamboo rice be cooked in bamboo steamer?
Yes definitely! This is a more gentler way of cooking this rice This makes it more healthy without losing flavor, shape, and nutrients.

13. Can bamboo rice be cooked in a pressure cooker?
Bamboo rice can be cooked in a pressure cooker like any other rice.

14. What does bamboo rice taste like?
Bamboo rice has a striking resemblance to paddy rice and tastes more like wheat.

Product Details

Exotic Bamboo Rice

This is a premium product for the following reasons:

Your purchase of Let'sLive bamboo rice, comes directly from the tribal land of Western ghats. The bamboo shoots have flowered after 40 years making it once in a generation paddy. It has been exclusively collected for Let'sLive. This paddy is naturally organic as it has grown inside the forest without any human intervention.

Herb Pouch - natural insect repellant

This premium variety of Bamboo Rice has been packed in the jute bag to maintain the aesthetic aspect of the product. Plastics have been completely avoided. There is a herb pouch which is a natural insect repellent and is put inside every bag of rice. The pack comprises dry neem leaves, green chilli and few traditional, native herbs.

We request our customers to immediately empty the bag into an airtight container after you receive the package. The herb pouch can be put inside the container along with the rice.

Health Benefits

Bamboo rice - Health BenefitsBamboo rice - Nutrition facts

Direction for Use

Bamboo rice recipe

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why is bamboo rice very expensive ?
Because bamboo produces paddy once in 40 years, its availability is very limited.

2. Where is bamboo rice predominantly grown ?
Bamboo is predominantly grown in the forested areas in india. General public are not allowed to collect the paddy from inside the forest. Some of the areas - Western ghats, North east mountains, Lower himalayas.

3. Who consumes bamboo rice ?
Predominantly it is consumed by the people adjacent to the forest areas who are allowed to procure the paddy. In Southern India, Western ghats remain the main source of this variety of Bamboo rice.

4. Why has bamboo rice become so prominent nowadays ?
Due to various health benefits that bamboo rice offers, it is gaining traction these days.

5. Why procure bamboo rice from Let'sLive ?
You are directly helping the tribals who have taken the effort to collect and process the paddy from inside the forest.

6. Recipes of bamboo rice, how to cook regular bamboo rice?
Bamboo rice should be soaked for around 30mins after which Pressure cook like any other rice. This rice is sort of sticky and chewy to eat. There are many recipes which can be made out of Bamboo rice like Sambar rice, Kichdi, Kheer etc.,

7. What is a bamboo plant ?
Bamboo plants belong to the grass family Poaceae. They grow in groups and are woody perennial evergreen plants. Some of its members are giants, forming by far the largest members of the grass family.

8. Where is bamboo grown globally ?
Bamboo is generally thought to be a plant more associated with growing in places like Southeast Asia. But truthfully, bamboo can grow just about anywhere. Depending on what species of bamboo is trying to sprout, it can grow only in subtropical areas or in places as cold as Iowa.

9. How to store bamboo rice?
Store Bamboo rice in a cool dry place in a sealed airtight container or place original package in a resealable bag.

10. Is bamboo rice good for weight loss, diabetes, gluten free, keto friendly?
The glycemic index of the rice is low and so is good for diabetics.

11. Is bamboo rice considered exotic?
Bamboo rice is very exotic due to its rarity. A Bamboo shoot flowers only once in 40 to 60yrs to give out this rice.

12. Can bamboo rice be cooked in bamboo steamer?
Yes definitely! This is a more gentler way of cooking this rice This makes it more healthy without losing flavor, shape, and nutrients.

13. Can bamboo rice be cooked in a pressure cooker?
Bamboo rice can be cooked in a pressure cooker like any other rice.

14. What does bamboo rice taste like?
Bamboo rice has a striking resemblance to paddy rice and tastes more like wheat.