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Organic Italian Nerone or Black Rice
Organic Nerone a true black rice...Smells like a cross between sandal-wood and just baked bread. Nerone is sometimes refered to as Venere.
Obtained from the combination of an old and particular variety of Chinese rice, which was appreciated at the court of ancient Chinese emperors for its nutritional and aphrodisiac properties, from which the name forbidden rice derives.
Today it is grown in particular areas of Italy's Po valley.
Venere rice boasts extraordinary nutritional properties: rich in fiber and phosphorus, it also contains such minerals as calcium, iron, zinc, and selenium.
This whole meal rice is pleasantly aromatic, and when it is cooked (which takes 40 minutes), it releases a particular aroma midway between sandalwood and just-baked bread.
It owes its naturally black color to the particular pigmentation of the pericarp (the light skin that covers the grain), while the inside of the grain is white like in all other rice varieties.
After cooking, the grain maintains its compactness, and is well separated.
It is ideal as a side-dish to meat or fish; it can also be simply boiled in salt water and seasoned with oil or butter, or cooked as pilaf.
1.1 lb. Imported from Italy.
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October 16, 2011
by gregory fraley (austell, GA)
This rice has a nutty smell and taste. It is different from any rice we've ever had but we enjoyed it. If you are looking fro something different I'd try suggest trying this product.
March 02, 2011
by Kathleen Riggio (Summerton, SC)
This is such a great product and I absolutely love it.
January 09, 2010
by Bonnie Laurie (Lebec, CA)
I gave this product away as a gift.
by gaye schaul (warrenville, IL)
July 17, 2009
by Theresa Darling (Warren, PA)
My hubby and I weren't sure what we were going to get, but we are adventuresome. Very pleased! Great flavor (unique, not too strong) and texture. Cooking instructions were not clear. So we used standard 1 cup rice to 2 cup water and it worked well.Looking forward to finishing the rice with a good grill-cooked veggie dinner soon!