Organic Black Rice
Organic Black Rice - The forbidden rice!
What is it?
Black Rice is unmilled rice, meaning the nutrient-rich black husk of the rice has not been removed. This exotic variety has a rich, slightly sweet, strongly nutty flavour – making it very popular in native Asian desserts served with fresh fruit like mangoes and lychees or drizzled with fruit or rice syrup.
What are the nutritional benefits?
Black Rice is an ancient grain and the black husk contains high levels of antioxidants. It is also a good source of fibre and minerals, including iron.
Any cooking recommendations?
Rinsing and soaking black rice overnight will help reduce cooking time. Use two cups of water to every cup of rice. Cover pan and bring to the boil over high heat, then simmer for 20 to 30 minutes. Shut off burner and fluff the rice with a fork. It should be soft yet chewy.