Rice has been a staple food for over half of the world for centuries, and with good reason! It is a nutritious and versatile ingredient that is naturally gluten-free, easy to digest and an excellent source of fuel for the body. Read our guide to the different varieties of rice that are available and learn how to cook it easily too!
Organic Basmati Rice is an aromatic long grain rice traditionally from India. Basmati rice stays firm once cooked and separates well after cooking.
Organic Coral Rice is an aromatic long grain red rice. This unique rice is obtained by a natural technique using traditional millstones. The polished grains acquire a beautiful coral colour while the grains retain all the natural riches and minerals of whole grain red rice, they are lighter and easier to digest.
Organic Jasmine Rice is an aromatic long grain rice. Once cooked there is a delicate aroma that smells much like the perfume of a jasmine blossom. Cooked grains are soft, moist and cling together.
Biodynamic/Organic Medium Grain Brown Rice is a medium grain brown rice from which only the outer hull has been removed. Brown rice may be eaten as is or milled into white rice. Cooked brown rice has a slightly chewy texture and a nut-like flavour. The light brown colour of brown rice is caused by the presence of bran layers. These layers are rich in minerals and vitamins, especially the B-complex group. The grain in Medium Grain rice is less than three times as long as it is wide. Medium grain rice is sometimes labelled "Short Grain," simply to distinguish it from Long Grain.
Biodynamic/Organic Medium Grain White Rice is medium grain rice that has had the outer bran layer removed. It is the most common form of rice. The outer husk is removed, and the layers of bran are milled until the grain is white. The grain in Medium Grain rice is less than three times as long as it is wide. Medium grain rice is sometimes labelled "Short Grain," simply to distinguish it from Long Grain.
Organic Wild Rice. Although it is called rice, and cooks much like rice, 'wild rice' is not actually rice at all. It is the seed of a long-grain marsh grass native to the area of the northern Great Lakes in USA. Its nutty flavour, chewy texture and pleasing appearance makes a great addition to rice pilaf's or simply cooked along with plain brown or white rice.
How do I cook rice?
Approximately 1 cup uncooked rice will make 2.5 cups of cooked rice
Free Boiling Method.
Rinse well to remove any excess starch on the rice. Bring 4 cups of water to the boil, then add 1 cup of the rinsed rice and stir well to prevent the rice from sticking together. Continue to boil for 10-15mins or until the rice is cooked. Fluff with a fork prior to serving.
Rinse well to remove any excess starches on the rice, shake of any excess liquid for best results. Place 2 cups of water with 1 cup of rinsed rice into a saucepan (for short/medium grain rice) or 1.75cups of water with 1 cup of rice for long grain. Bring to the boil, stirring gently, then reduce heat, cover; simmer for about 30-40mins or until rice is cooked. Visit our online shop and have your rice delivered to your door. Do you have a great rice recipe you would like to share? We would love to hear from you.