I found out about Foodie Penpals in early October, just in time to sign up for the month. The rule is to buy $15 of goodies to send it to your matched foodie penpals. You will also get a goodie box from another foodie penpal. My October foodie penpal is Terra from Colorado.
My goodie box arrived on a Saturday morning. I was so excited when I opened my surprised box. Inside I found veggie chips, chocolate cookies, carrot ginger soup, and black rice. I had the veggie chips right away. Those are so addicting, and much better than potato chips. The chocolate cookie was very rich and delicious. I haven’t tried the carrot ginger soup yet. I think I’m going to have that tonight. I think the color is just perfect for Halloween night. haha…
My favorite item in the box is the black japonica rice. In Asian cuisine, rice is essential as we eat rice with almost everything.
I cooked 1/2 cup of brown rice with 1/2 cup of black japonica rice in my rice cooker with 2 cups of water. The result was beautiful purple rice. It looked very similar to Korean purple rice, which is made with Korean black sweet rice. I really like the flavor, texture, and the color of purple rice. It’s also healthier! Love it!
Thank you so much, Terra! I love everything in my box!! 😀