About Black Rice: Black Rice Nutrients and Easy Way to Cook Black Rice Black rice is said to be derived from China. When you cook black rice, it has a dark color like red rice's color. Although we may not see black rice that much in our dining table, black rice has drawn much attention in recent years because of its nutrients. This is an article where we talk more about black rice's nutrients. There also information about easy way to cook black rice. Click here to see more >>
We received many compliments from customers. Thank you so much.
We purchased for the first time, and we like the crunchy texture of the rice.
It's also nice that you can try the product because of the free shipping (if you purchase in Kawashima The Japanstore's Japan Website). I will buy it again.
When mixed and cooked the black rice with white rice, it looks like Sekihan (red bean rice) which makes our dining table looks a little more luxurious.
The children are eating if well, too. This rice has high reputation in our house.
Because we want to continue eating black rice for health reasons, we choose the product with fewer pesticides and purchase this product.
We think the black rice cultivated with special cultivation method is very few. We also like the taste very much. Thank you so much.
At home, I put one tablespoon of black rice into a bowl of white rice and cook it together.
I like the beautiful color of the cooked rice.
It's delicious because it doesn't have any fragnance.
The grains are firmer than another black rice we purchased before. It has a good texture, too.
It was good to buy it.
I think the texture is good.
I like to chew well and taste it slowly. I would like to keep going to eat it for my health.
About Ancient Grain (Black Rice)
Ancient grain (black rice) is a rice that contains purple-black pigment of anthocyanin in the seed coat of brown rice.
It is rich in vitamins such as Vitamin B and Vitamin E, minerals such as phosphorus and calcium, and anthocyanins as antioxidants. It is characterized by its high nutritional value.
Black rice has been used as a traditional Chinese medicine in China because it has nourishment and tonic effect, and also an antioxidant function (the function that eliminates active oxygen generated in the body). Han pharmaceutical book states that black rice has medicinal effects such as increasing the energy, strengthen spleen and liver, and enhance lung function by hematopoiesis. Even now, black rice is often used to make a dish for medication (medicinal dish).
Black rice inherits the characteristics of wild rice's plant. The height of the rice plant can grow over 1.5 meters. The cultivation takes more time and effort than normal rice because black rice's plant is easy to fall and shedding away.
Please enjoy the delicious black rice that rich in natural nourishment.
Ancient Grain (Black Rice) is a Radioactivity Analyzed Product
The Ancient Grain (Black Rice) produced by Yuri Honjo City is a product that has been tested for radioactivity analysis. (Iodine - 131 / cesium - 134 / cesium - 137). All three exams result is passed without detection.
This product is safe to be consumed by children and pregnant woman.
【 Measurement Result 】 ・ Cesium - 134: Not detected (Detection limit: 0.64 Bq / kg) ・ Cesium - 137: Not detected (Detection limit: 0.71 Bq / kg)
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How to Cook Black Rice Deliciously
STEPS TO COOK BLACK RICE DELICIOUSLY
1. Weigh The Quantity of Black Rice
Prepare 2 tablespoons of black rice for 2 bowls of white rice (or in your preference). When changing the amount of white rice, adjust the amount of black rice referring to this ratio.
2. Wash The White Rice
If you combine and wash the white rice and black rice together, valuable nutrients will be washed away. So let's wash the white rice first.
3. Mix Rinsed White Rice with Black Rice, Wash Lightly
Let's be careful not to wash it too much. Soak the washed rice in water for approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour.
4. Add Water
If you want a softer finish, add the same amount of water when cooking white rice. If you want a slightly firm finish, reduce the amount of water when cooking white rice a little.
5. Cook Rice
Cook it with a home rice cooker. Please set the setting to cook white rice.
6. The Delicious Black Rice is Finished!
Please mix the cooked rice well and enjoy.
About Ancient Grain Black Rice's Cultivation
A rice produced by Yuri Honjo City that is cultivated in the blessed land full with a high quality and abundant water veins of Mount Chōkai, the soil of rice fields is suitable for making delicious rice.
In addition, most of the rice fields are located in the valley which has temperature difference that can provide suitable conditions for rice growth and harvest.
1. Natural Return Farming Method
This method is done by doing farming as close to natural environment as possible. - Done by increasing the amount of indigenous bacteria that have been established in each land. - Radically improve the weak energy value of irrigation water. - Cultivation takes measures that correspond to crop physiology as much as possible. That is the 3 basic pillars for doing natural return farming method.
2. Aigamo Farming Method
A farming method is done with releasing Aigamo ducks (cross-breed of wild and domestic ducks) to the rice fields to feed on pests and weeds. Because the ducks are swimming there, the water's turbidity produces a suppression effect.
This Aigamo farming method could suppress weeds which is the biggest problem for producing rice or doing pesticide-free / chemical fertilizer-free cultivation.
3. No-till Farming Method
A farming method that produces rice without disturbing the soil through tillage. By doing this, you can see a traditional and natural scenes such as fireflies and loaches breed in the paddy fields and many birds passing by the field.
This method is very attractive because it only requires half fuel for the farming work, and suppress the methane gas which has a strong environmental impact.
It can also cultivate extreme phase bacteria and extreme phase bacteria compost.
4. Paper Multi Farming Method
It is a farming method using recycled paper for environmentally friendly agriculture. It uses recycled paper and weeds to produce suppression effect. Since recycled agricultural paper is decomposed by the microorganisms in the rice fields, it is unnecessary to collect it.
No pesticides or chemical fertilizers are used for this farming method. Along with the delicious taste, we deliver the "safe and secure" food.
The picture shows the former rural scenery.
Message from Rice Producer
In recent years, the concern for the safety of agricultural and livestock products has grown enormously. The modernization and productivity improvement principal of agriculture from the postwar era turned agriculture products into chemical-based products, so consumers will have to pay for the consequence. Considering those backgrounds, the price might be cheap although it is in large quantity.
Meanwhile in present, people become more consumptive. Maybe it is best to not only concerned about the taste and quality, but also about the food safety as well. Because there are people who are concerned about the food safety, agricultural products such as “pesticide-free” are currently in trend. However, there are standards for those "pesticide-free" products. And there are many different cultivation methods. We are building a safe and delicious farming method from many of those methods that are pesticide-free and doesn't use any chemical fertilizer.
1. Keep on maintaining the field's fertility to make the constitution of rice stronger. It will make the rice plant become strong against diseases and pests.
2. Reduce the number of chemical fertilizers and use natural fertilizer instead to harvest rich and nutritious food.
It is The Suda Corporation's way of thinking about agriculture.
Rice can actually grow even without pesticides and fertilizers. It can grow with the original power from the rice, and it can still grow without human's hands. That is the awaken power from the plants.
Besides, if you give only natural fertilizers to it, you can make safe rice grown only with substances that exist in nature.
With this statement as our base, we are providing brown rice, white rice, and black rice based on the four farming methods (Natural Return Farming Method, Aigamo Farming Method, No-till Farming Method, and Paper Multi Farming Method).
- The Presentative from Suda Corporation, Ms. Meiko Suda.
Ancient Grain Black Rice (Special Cultivation Black Rice from Yuri Honjo City) 1 kg
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