Black sweet rice, also known as black glutinous rice, has a low amylose content resulting in a distinctive sticky texture when cooked. Glutinous rice is popular in both savory and sweet dishes and is a staple food all across Asia. It is essential for making dishes such as zongzi or mango sticky rice. Black rice turns a deep purple when cooked with a distinctive nutty flavor and dense nutritional content. This rice has been cultivated for thousands of years and is traditionally eaten only by the rich and wealthy due to its scarcity.