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Chinese black rice

Chinese black rice

Chinese Black Rice

what is it?

Known as "forbidden" rice because it was originally served only to the emperors of ancient China and forbidden to their subjects, this unmilled, medium-grain rice comes from northern China's Zhejiang province.

Chinese black rice is an incredibly nutritious rice, high in fiber, antioxidants, iron, vitamins, and minerals.  It has a tender, slightly chewy texture and subtle sweetness with notes of chocolate make it a good choice for both sweet and savory dishes.

It gets its deep black-purple color and slight sheen from its bran layer; the interior of the grain is white. It cooks relatively quickly for an unmilled rice.

don't have it?

Use Thai black sticky rice or medium-grain brown rice.

how to store:

Keep in an airtight container in a cool, dark place for up to 6 months.

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