Blue rice is a unique and visually striking dish that is easy to make using butterfly pea tea bags. Here's a simple recipe to create blue rice:
- 2 cups of white rice
- 4 cups of water
- 2-3 butterfly pea tea bags
- Olive oil
- Rinse the rice in a fine-mesh strainer until the water runs clear.
- In a medium pot, add the rice, water, and butterfly pea tea bags. Bring to a boil over high heat.
- Reduce heat to low and simmer for 18-20 minutes, or until the rice is tender and the water has been absorbed.
- Remove the pot from the heat and let it sit for 5 minutes.
- Remove the tea bags and fluff the rice with a fork.
- Add a pinch of salt and a drizzle of olive oil to the rice and stir well.
- Serve hot and enjoy your beautiful blue rice!
Optional: You can also add other ingredients like vegetables or protein to the rice to make it a more complete meal. Additionally, you can experiment with the amount of butterfly pea tea bags to adjust the intensity of the blue color.