Originally Posted by VeraBlue
that sounds magnificent! I never saw oriental black rice....what's it like?
Wow, you just made my day VB! Thank you!
I get the oriental black rice in a Korean shop in London...having had it at a wonderful restaurant with scallops, with which it was gorgeous.
Its a plump, short grain rice...more like a sushi or pudding rice than, say basmati and not at all like American black rice, which I also love. It turns the stock/water it is cooked in a deep maroony-purple. It is beautiful cooked in chicken, fish or veg stock. I usually cheat and cook it in a powdered veg stock mid week, and it still tastes "special". It is not as nutty flavoured as wild rice or even Carmargue red rice, but still has good flavour. I don't rinse it at all. I highly recommend trying to source some.
I am going to sing all day that VeraBlue liked the sound of our supper.....yippee!