Chinese Black Rice

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    5½ cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in

By Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid

Published 1998

  • About

Black rice from China has recently become available in North America. It is a medium-grain unmilled rice, with white kernels inside the black bran. Washing turns the water a deep purple–black. Very tender when cooked, the rice makes good leftovers. It is beautiful served with fresh Chinese green vegetables; its nutty taste pairs well with ripe avocado or with strong meaty flavors. Cooking time is just over half an hour, relatively short for an unmilled rice.