Butterfly Pea, the scientific name is Clitoria ternatea, is a plant in the legume family, but it has very colorful flowers, unlike other legumes. All parts of the butterfly pea flower have many beneficial effects on the body.

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Butterfly pea perfume has many good uses for the body (Photo: Internet)

Uses of butterfly pea flower

In the butterfly pea flower contains an extremely effective antioxidant, Proanthocyanidin, its use is several times higher than Vitamin E and Vitamin C. This substance has the effect of beauty, blood circulation, memory enhancement. The leaves and flowers of the butterfly pea plant have analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects. Boiling the perfume and leaves of butterfly pea can be used to wash wounds, reduce edema, prevent festering…

Normally, people use butterfly pea perfume as tea, to help nourish the brain, avoid graying of hair and enhance eyesight. Drinking butterfly pea flower water every day will help the elderly improve their memory, slow down the aging process of the body and especially prevent the risk of cancer.

Dishes from butterfly pea flowers

Butterfly pea flower is applied in recipes for dishes, cakes and drinks such as: Mango sticky rice with butterfly pea flower, butterfly pea flower sticky rice with coconut milk, butterfly pea flower crepe, butterfly pea flower cake, and pea flower jelly 2-tier cake, butterfly pea flower cake, butterfly pea flower ice cream, butterfly pea flower tea… Here, let’s start making butterfly pea flower sticky rice!

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Butterfly pea flowers are processed into many fancy dishes (Photo: Internet)

How to make butterfly pea flower sticky rice

Ingredients for making butterfly pea flower sticky rice

  • 10 dried butterfly pea flowers
  • 400g glutinous rice
  • Curettage coconut
  • Sugar, salt
  • Peanut
  • White sesame

How to make butterfly pea flower sticky rice

Step 1: Prepare ingredients

– Dried butterfly pea flowers, you soak them in boiling water, for about 5-7 minutes for the flowers to come out all color. Then, you take out the flower and get the purple-blue water.

– Glutinous rice you wash and dry. Next, you put the glutinous rice in and soak it in butterfly pea flower water for at least 6-7 hours or it’s best to soak it overnight. After soaking, take out the rice, add a little salt and mix well, let the rice rest for 5 minutes.

– White sesame you bring to a golden roast and then put in a cup.

– Peanuts you wash with water, then drain. Then, put it in a frying pan until golden brown. When finished roasting, you take out the beans, rub the shells clean and then pound the peanuts into the cup.

– Put the coconut in a bowl, put warm water in the dough and squeeze out the juice.

Step 2: Cook sticky rice

– You put water into the steamer and then put the rice that has soaked into the steamer, put the steamer on the stove to boil water. – You add sugar and half of coconut milk to the sticky rice when the water in the steamer boils for about 5 minutes, stir well to infuse the sticky rice.

Steam for another 10 minutes, then add half of the coconut water, mix well. Next, close the lid of the pot until the sticky rice is cooked. When the sticky rice is soft and has no core in the middle, it’s done!

The sticky rice with bean paste knows how to be fragrant
Sticky rice with butterfly pea flower is fragrant and colorful (Photo: Internet)

Step 3: Done

When the sticky rice is cooked, put it on a plate. Sprinkle some sesame seeds on top. Peanuts and sesame you pound and then make sesame salt to serve with sticky rice with butterfly pea flowers. Or you can also eat butterfly pea flower sticky rice with fried rice, it’s fine.

When finished, the sticky rice with butterfly pea flower has a beautiful green color, fragrant with sticky aroma and has the fatty taste of coconut milk. How to make this sticky rice is also simple, right? So, what are you waiting for, do not start processing immediately to treat your beloved family! Good luck.


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