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Organic Black Rice

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Organic Black Rice is dark and nutty.

Organic Black Rice is also known as forbidden rice because in ancient China it was reserved for emperors to ensure they had a long life.  It is higher in protein and dietary fibre than other rice varieties so is a popular choice.

Black rice actually has more antioxidants in the hull than almost any type of food, including blueberries.   This makes it a good choice for those seeking a healthy lifestyle and the deep colour makes it popular with food enthusiasts. Our organic black rice is the Hom Nin Thai variety.

One 195g serving of cooked black rice is high in Manganese, Selenium and a source of Thiamin B1, Niacin (B3), Pyridoxine (B6) and Magnesium.

Black rice is fragrant and aromatic which makes it a great rice to try in summer recipes such as rice salads and tabbouleh style dishes.  It also goes well with curries for added colour and texture.  You can combine black rice with other rices or grains for further texture and flavour.

If you interested in other speciality rices try our organic brown jasmine rice, organic wild rice, organic white basmati rice, organic brown basmati rice and organic red rice.

Ingredients: Organic Black Rice

Origin: Thailand

Allergen Information: Packed on premises that handle gluten, tree nuts, sesame, soya, peanuts, celery, mustard


Nutritional Information


Typical Nutrient Values: Amount per 100g:
Energy 1500kj/357kcal
Fat 3.6g
of which saturates 0.72g
Carbohydrate 72.8g
of which sugars 0.05g
Fibre 1.4g
Protein 9.9g
Salt 0.03g

Cooking Instructions

  1. Rinse the rice a few times
  2. Soak it in a bowl overnight if you have time.
  3. Combine two parts rice to one part fresh water in a pan.
  4. Add salt now if you want.
  5. Boil for 10 minutes and then simmer for a further 15-20 minutes.
  6. Let it stand for 5 minutes before serving.


For optimum freshness keep in a cool place away from moisture and direct sunlight.  Store in a tightly sealed bag or container.


Family Tip:

  1. Black rice adds something special to a dish and the varied texture is nutty and dense.
  2. It combines really well with other rices such as white, brown or wild to create a nice colour and texture variety.
  3. Black rice takes a little longer to cook than white rice – similar to brown rice.