Purple Rice Porridge
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Purple Rice Porridge is a very common Taiwanese snack. Purple rice is a type of glutinous rice. The purple color comes from the fact that it is rich in anthocyanosides, a natural chromoplast. The rice is usually boiled in water and then stewed until it has the texture of porridge. Many Taiwanese believe that purple rice is good for the stomach and the liver.