This long grain Red Rice retains its entire bran layer where all of the grainâ€™s nutrients are stored. It cooks in only 30 minutes, producing aÂ slightly nutty flavor and a toothsome yet tender grain. Our Organic Red Rice is sourced from the Koloharena Cooperative in Madagascar using SRI farming practices (what we call More Crop Per Dropâ„¢). This enables smallholder farmers to harvest more rice using less water and pesticides while reducing methane off-gassing and physical labor for women.
The Koloharena Cooperative is located on Lake Alaotra's, which is home to the critically endangered Alaotran Gentle Lemur. It is hoped that SRI farming practices will help reduce degradation of the lemur's dwindling habitat by making existing land more productive without the need for polluting chemicals. Visit ourÂ MCPDÂ page to learn more about this amazing system that is changing how rice is being grown around the world.
Combine 1 Â¾ cups of 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 and serve. A rice cooker may be used with the same water-to-rice ratio.
A dramatic presence on any plate, this rice lends itself to:Â
- Buddha Bowl
- Sprinkled in salads and soups
Organic â€¢ Vegan â€¢ Gluten-Free â€¢ Non-GMO â€¢ Cooks in 30 minutes â€¢ Whole Grain