It is very popular rice grown in Haiti. It has an aromatic smell.
The health benefits of Natural rice are largely due to it being a whole grain.
According to HSPH, the fiber in natural rice helps lower cholesterol, moves waste through the digestive tract, promotes fullness, and may help prevent the formation of blood clots.
Natural rice is considered a low "glycemic index" food. The glycemic index (GI) refers to how quickly and how much a food raises a person's blood sugar after eating, according to HSPH. Low-GI foods have a rating of 55 or less; the average GI for natural rice is 55. White rice has an average GI of 64, making it a medium-GI food. Previous research has shown a link between a high-GI diet and type 2 diabetes.
DIri Djon Djon Ingredients
2 Cups of Dried Black Mushrooms (djon djon)
3 garlic cloves minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 small onion chopped
2 cups long-grain rice
2 teaspoons salt
1 tsp Ground cloves
1 (12-ounce) can lima beans (or green peas)
1 to 2 thyme sprigs
1 green Scotch bonnet pepper