Riz Noir Chinois / China
Chinese black rice, also known as forbidden rice, is a medium grain rice with a deep black color that is transformed by cooking into a beautiful, shiny, deep purple. Traditionally served as a dessert ingredient, it is also very good as a savoury dish - in a spectacularly different risotto or pilaf for example. Chinese black rice is high in nutritional value and rich in minerals, particularly iron. It has a smooth texture and a toasty, nutty flavour. Does not require presoaking.