What is black rice?
Black rice, sometimes called forbidden rice or venus rice, is a type of rice high in the pigment anthocyanin, which gives it its colour. Black rice is sold as a whole grain as it is the outermost layer of bran that has the black colour. It has a sweet, nutty flavour and is famously paired with seafood.
Where to buy black rice
Mr Organic Venere Black Rice, £4.75/500g, Abel and Cole
Hatton Hill Organic Black Rice, £5.80/500g, Amazon
Black rice recipes
Recreate simple yet delicious sharing plates in your own home with this easy starter recipe from Notting Hill’s Gold.
Check out this easy, warm salad recipe with black rice, crunchy edamame and juicy prawns. This punchy salad is an easy midweek meal for two, plus it’s low in calories.