Venus Rice, or Riso Venere is a black rice grain, which was developed from an ancient Chinese strain sometimes called forbidden rice as for centuries it was cultivated for the exclusive enjoyment of the Chinese Emperor and nobility, but forbidden to common people.
Riso Venere is wonderfully fragrant and has a deep, nutty taste. It is also prized for its nutritional value, being higher in fibre, minerals and vitamins than many other rices.
When cooked, Black Venus rice turns an amazing purple burgundy colour that offers endless presentation possibilities, hot or cold. It complements all styles of cuisine and can be enjoyed plain or stir-fried with vegetables. It is delicious with sea food.
Black Venus Rice
Nutritional Information per 100g
Energy 1483 kj / 350 kcal, Fats 2.2g (of which saturates 0.7g), Carbohydrates 74.0g (of which sugars 1.0g), Protein 7.8g, Salt 0.03g.