Black rice

What is black rice and where can you buy it?

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Discover what black rice is, where to shop for it, and how to use it in our ingredient glossary

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

Chargrilled tiger prawns, black rice and roast chilli salsa

Recreate simple yet delicious sharing plates in your own home with this easy starter recipe from Notting Hill’s Gold.

Chargrilled Tiger Prawns Recipe with Black Rice and Roast Chilli Salsa

Warm black rice, edamame and prawn salad

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.

Black Rice Salad Recipe with Prawns and Edamame