Black Venus Rice
Black Italian Rice is a a new Italian rice that is a cross of Chinese Emperor Black Rice and an Italian strain. Black venus rice has a creamy flavour and a deep purple colour when cooked.
To prepare the black venus rice, the harvested rice has a traditional stone husking, guaranteeing the lightest shelling, so keeping the nutrients contained in the outermost layer of each grain intact. These nutrients are critical to the taste and texture of the cooked black venus rice. Once husked, the black rice grains are meticulously graded according to colour, quality and size.
To cook black venus rice:
- Boil black venus rice for 35-40 minutes in salted water (1 litre for 200g of rice) and then strain
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