Black Japonica Rice

Preparation info

  • Makes about

    7 cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Seductions of Rice

By Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid

Published 1998

  • About

This is another specialty rice developed by the Lundberg brothers of California. It is a mix of two rices: about 75 percent mahogany-red medium-grain rice and 25 percent black short-grain japonica-type rice. Neither rice is milled, so the mixture has the cooking characteristics of brown rice. The grains of Black Japonica gleam beautifully against the red when you see the raw grain in bulk. After thorough washing, some of the coating on the red rice comes off and the grain looks more mottled