Principato di Lucedio Venere Black Rice
As seen in the Tasting column of the April 2010 issue of Bon Appetit.
Black rice is native to the Chinese and South Asian cultures and seems somewhat out of place in the areas surrounding the Po river. Principato di Lucedio has crossbred a native Chinese rice with an Italian rice to create this riso nero. The rice keeps its wonderful black color as it cooks which gives the finished dishes a unique flair. Nutty and receptive to strong flavors, this black rice makes a great side dish to broiled or grilled fish.
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