Organic Ancient Black Rice
- Ingredients Oryza sativa L (aka Black, Purple, Forbidden, or Emperor's rice)
Gluten Free & Organic
- Origin China or USA
- Description Black rice is a dark coloured, short-grain rice that turns into a deep purple colour once cooked. Also known as "forbidden rice", it is considered the healthiest variety of any rice on the market, containing anthocyanins which account for its dark colour and high antioxidant levels as well as essential amino acids like lysine and tryptophan; vitamins such as thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), folic acid (B9); and dietary minerals including iron, zinc, calcium, manganese, and phosphorus.
- Black rice's deep black colour turns deep purple when cooked and has a mild, nutty taste.
To prepare black rice, rinse in cold water. Combine 1 cup wild rice to 4 cups water. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer at least 45 minutes or until most of the rice has curled open.
One cup uncooked rice yields between 3 to 4 cups when cooked.