Organic Red Rice

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Description

Organic Red Rice is nutty and vibrant.

Organic Red Rice has a dark reddish-brown colour which comes from antioxidant compounds called anthocyanins.  It is not milled or polished so still contains the bran and germ of the rice which is rich in fibre and nutrients.

Organic red rice has become very popular in recent years because it is one of the most nutrient rich rice varieties and has a deep, nutty flavour.

Red rice is great rice to try in summer recipes such as rice salads and tabbouleh style dishes.  It also goes well with curries and stir fries.  You can use it in the place of white/brown rice or mix them together for a colourful look and varied texture.

If you want to try other varieties of rice we also stock organic wild rice, organic black rice, organic white basmati rice, organic brown basmati rice and organic brown jasmine rice.

Origin: France

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

Nutritional Information

The Nutritional Benefits of Organic Red Rice

Organic Red Rice is a source of magnesium, selenium and manganese.

Selenium: This is an important nutrient which is present in a lot of whole foods, particularly brazil nuts.  It contributes to normal thyroid function, immune system function, maintenance of normal nails and hair.  Additionally it protects cells from oxidative stress and contributes to spermatogenesis which is why it is linked to fertility.

Manganese: This vital nutrient contributes to the maintenance of normal bones, formation of connective tissue and the protection of cells from oxidative stress.

Magnesium: This wonderful nutrient is often referred to as natures tranquilliser.  It is necessary for the reduction of tiredness and fatigue and electrolyte balance.

Typical values per 100g:
Energy 1472kj/347kcal
Fat 0.1g
of which saturates 0g
Carbohydrate 78g
of which sugars 0g
Fibre 3g
Protein 7.4g
Salt 0g

Cooking Instructions

  1. Rinse the rice a few times
  2. Soak 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.

Storage

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. We have always loved Organic Red Rice and it goes particularly well in cold dishes such as rice salads and herby side dishes.
  2. The colour makes this rice a great dish to serve at a dinner or lunch party – everyone will love the texture and flavour.