Blue Butterfly pea Flower or Blue Matcha Rice is not only beautiful to look at but a great way to add some nutrition to your diet. Looking to sneak in more superfoods to your diet? Look no further as we break down the nutrition and cooking guide to Butterfly Pea Flower Rice!
A famous Youtuber named Mark Weins & his wife Ying actually turned me on to Butterfly Pea Flower and other superfoods that can be added to rice since it’s such a versatile dish. His new channel Big On Spice explores all the flavors of Thailand’s Vegan & Vegetarian foods! Thank You for exploring and sharing this content Mark & Ying!
After seeing this on his videos more often I looked into the origin to see if it is native to Thailand and I found out it is! This is well known as blue matcha and is an adaptogen along with having anti-inflammatory properties. Once I was able to find it on Amazon it was in my home the same day! Let’s go over some key nutrition and benefits of Butterfly Pea Flower!
Fun Fact: An adaptogen is a natural remedy to counteract stress in our body and help it stabilize.
What is Butterfly Blue Pea Flower?
Butterfly pea flower powder, commonly known as Blue Matcha, is created from the petals of a super flower native to Thailand and utilized in a range of beverages, dishes, and treatments. It is well recognized for its use as a natural food coloring, allowing you to avoid using artificial components in your natural recipes. When lemons, limes, or other acidic foods are added, the color changes to a deep magenta.
For millennia, these blossoms have been used in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. The extract is popular because of its remarkable abilities as a brain booster, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, and adaptogen. This item is non-GMO, gluten-free, soy-free, and devoid of preservatives and added sweeteners. Native to tropical Asia including regions in the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Bangladesh, Malaysia, and Thailand).
Quality Butterfly Pea flowers will only have 1 ingredient: Only 100% butterfly pea flower. This will be high in antioxidants, flavonoids, and peptides. 🦋
INDIVIDUALLY VARIABLE INGREDIENT Butterfly pea flower powder has a fragrant flavor that is mild and earthy. It’s well known as the main component in color-changing tea, although the powder may be used in a number of dishes. It’s ideal for smoothies, puddings, rice, baked goods, drinks, jellos, and so much more!
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🦋 Butterfly Pea flower Rice Step By Step
- Rinse rice until water runs clear. Add to Rice cooker bowl.
- Add in Butterfly Blue Pea flower Powder, Salt, Oil & required water. Stir well and place in rice cooker.
- When Rice cooker is done, fluff rice and serve warm!
Notes: Follow instructions on your rice packet or use the instructions provided by your Zojirushi rice cooker.
How To Make Butterfly Pea Flower Rice
Servings: 4 | Course: Side, Appetizer, Dinner | Cuisine: Asian, American, Thai
- 2 Cups Rice
- 2 ½ cups water
- 1 Tbsp Butterfly Blue Pea Flower
- ½ Tsp Salt
- ½ Tsp olive oil or ghee drizzle.
Prep: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 45 minutes
- Using your Rice cooker bowl, add in rice and wash till water runs clear. Once clean, measure the water needed. Add in butterfly blue pea flower powder, salt & oil. Stir gently until combined, place the bowl in the rice cooker, and set the time. Once done, fluff and enjoy!
- Follow instructions on your rice packet or use the instructions provided by your Zojirushi rice cooker.