Be Part Of The Solution
Lotus Foods rices are selected for superior taste, fast and easy cooking, and nutritional value. We partner in fair trade with small family farmers to preserve local biodiversity and grow rice more sustainably. This means more healthy rice choices for you and your family, a cleaner environment, and improved quality of life for farmers.
Better For You
Legend has it this ancient grain referred to as 'longevity rice,' was reserved for the emperors of China. Treasured for its delicious roasted nutty taste, soft texture and beautiful deep purple color, Forbidden Rice is a natural source of antioxidants called anthocyanins—purple pigments also found in blueberries and acai—but without the sugar. A dramatic presence on any plate, this wholesome rice cooks in only 30 minutes. Now you can eat like an emperor every day!
Better For People
Forbidden Rice is grown organically on hundreds of small family farms in Heilongjiang, the Black Dragon River region of China’s northeast provinces. Our price premiums translate directly into more income, better health, and brighter prospects for these families.
Better For The Planet
We are ramping up our commitment to support farmers who are adopting practices that go beyond organic. Using the System of Rice Intensification or SRI, they can improve their yields and incomes with less water, seed and no agrochemicals. Look for the More Crop Per Drop icon on the front of our retail bags for rice that has been grown using water-saving SRI practices.
Potent source of manganese.
Excellent source of minerals: magnesium, molybdenum and phosphorus.
A good daily source of protein, fiber and complex carbohydrates. Vegan.
Contains anthocyanins. Studies have shown that anthocyanins are important antioxidants fir maintaining health.
Diets rich in whole grains and other plant foods and low in total fat, saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease and some cancers.
Combine 1¾ cups water, 1 cup rice and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil over high heat. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove from heat. Let stand covered for a few minutes. Fluff & serve.
A rice cooker may be used with the same water-to-rice ratio.
1 cup raw rice yields 3 cups cooked rice.
Organic black rice