Meet the black rice

Black rice is a true star among grains! Its intense, dark color comes from pigments also found in blueberries, grapes, and strawberries, and represents a potent antioxidant that benefits overall health.

Compared to white rice, black rice is distinguished by a richer, nutty flavor and firmer texture. While white rice often undergoes processing that reduces its nutritional properties, black rice retains its bran layers and hulls, preserving its full nutritional value.

It pairs ideally with various recipes and is an authentic decorative detail on any table.

Incorporate it into your favorite recipes.

Black rice brings exotic flavor combinations and is easy to prepare, so here are a few ideas on how to integrate it into your kitchen.

Salads – Black rice is a great addition to cold salads. Combine it with peas, cherry tomatoes, and avocado, add hazelnuts and fresh herbs, and drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice.

Risotto – The firm texture and nutty aromas of black rice pair perfectly with seafood, vegetables, or mushrooms, yielding a rich and creamy taste.

Sushi – Black rice adds a special charm to sushi rolls. Combine it with fresh fish, vegetables, and avocado, and add soy sauce or caviar for an authentic Asian flavor.

Desserts – For a perfect dessert, cook rice with coconut milk, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. Add blueberries, mango, and bananas, and enjoy sweet bites.

Side dishes – Serve it alongside baked salmon, grilled chicken, or beef steak. For a completely hedonistic experience, pair black rice specialties with Château Mont-Pérat dry white wine, which will refresh the whole experience with citrusy aromas and subtle hints of pepper in the background.

Indulge in the unique flavor of black rice and find the perfect way to incorporate it into your culinary adventures.