Whole-Grain Rice Buyer's Guide
Whole-grain rice has been minimally processed, just enough to sort and remove the inedible outer husk, leaving the nutritious outer bran layer intact. “Think of the rice kernel like an apple: whole-grain brown rice is the apple with the peel intact and white rice is a peeled apple,” says Jessica Lundberg of Lundberg Family Farms.
Grown exclusively at Lundberg Family Farms, Black Japonica was developed from Japanese seed and is a blend of medium-grain black and short-grain mahogany rices that are produced on the same plant. Moist and slightly sticky with a flavor reminiscent of nuts and mushrooms. Use in stuffing, meatloaf or burgers and even rice pudding. Use black rice as a substitute; adjust cooking time accordingly.