What makes our Black Rice special?
Black rice has an incomparable nutty aroma. The intense wholegrain flavour makes this rice a true delicacy. The taste is so amazing that we cook it quite regularly on its own or refined with a little olive oil.
Black rice will also spice up your fish, meat, and vegetable dishes to a new dimension. Tastes great in rice pans or salads as well. Either way, you must try this black rice! It is a true delicacy.
Our black rice is a medium grain. Its grain is black by nature and is not treated artificially. During cooking, it will release some of its colour into the cooking water. This is completely natural, so don’t be alarmed if the water darkens during the cooking process.
Cooked black rice is very firm and quite loose. Especially in salads, wraps and rice pans, its special "crunch" when chewing contributes to a wonderful mouthfeel. Cooked, the rice is very firm and loose, and makes dishes like wraps and salads a special experience.
Originally black rice comes from China. According to legend, these unique black grains were only for the Chinese emperor. The myth says everyone who ate this rice became creative and full of innovative ideas. Thus, it was reserved for the emperor only. That’s why black rice is known as "Forbidden Rice."
Our organic Nerone black rice comes from a rice farmer in Piedmont, Italy, where conditions are perfect for cultivation and our rice thrives with the best organic practices.