Bamboo rice is not a specific varietal of rice, but is rather a short-grained white rice which has been treated with the juice of young bamboo plants. While milling the rice, the chlorophyll from the bamboo is added. This process causes the rice to be high in vitamin B, and gives it a flavor and aroma much like that of a jasmine green tea.

A striking pale green, bamboo rice is not technically considered sushi rice, but is sometimes used for sushi to lend color to sushi rolls. Bamboo rice should not be cooked like regular sushi rice. To cook bamboo rice, 1.5 cups of water (0.35 L) should be added to each eight ounces (227 g) of bamboo rice. Rice should then be cooked as usual, but allowed to sit for 20 minutes after cooking.

Nutrition Facts, Serv. Size: 1/4 cups (47g), Servings: 8, Amount Per Serving: Calories 160, Fat Cal. 20, Total Fat 2.5g (4%DV), Sat. Fat 0g (0%DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholest. 0mg (0%DV), Sodium 0mg (0%DV), Total carb. 29g (10%DV), Fiber 1g (4%DV), Sugars 0g, Protein 3g, Vitamin A (0%DV), Vitamin C (0%DV), Calcium (0%DV), Iron (4%DV). Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.