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.


Nutritional Information

Organic Black Rice (cooked) is high in Manganese, Selenium and a source of Thiamin B1, Niacin (B3), Pyridoxine (B6) and Magnesium (per 195g serving)

Typical Nutrient Values of Cooked Black Rice: Amount per 100g: Amount per serving
% Reference intake (RI) per serving
Energy 465kj/111kcal 907kj/216kcal 10.82%
Fat 0.9g 1.75g 2.50%
of which saturates 0.2g 0.39g 1.95%
Carbohydrate 23.0g 44.85g 17.25%
of which sugars 0.4g 0.78g 0.86%
Fibre 1.8g 3.51g
Protein 2.6g 5.07g 10.14%
Salt 5.0mg 9.75mg 0.40%
Typical Vitamin/ Mineral Values: Amount per 100g: Amount per serving
% Reference intake (RI) per serving
Thiamin (B1) 0.10mg 0.20mg 18.18%
Niacin (B3) 1.5mg 3.0mg 18.75%
Pyridoxine (B6) 0.10mg 0.3mg 21.42%
Magnesium 43mg 83.9mg 22.37%
Phosphorus 83mg 162mg 23.14%
Copper 0.1mg 0.20mg 20%
Manganese 0.9mg 1.8mg 90%
Selenium 9.8mcg 19.1mcg 34.72%

Reference Intake (RI)

The Reference Intake (RI) refers to the recommended daily amount of a specific nutrient.

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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.