Our Cotabato black rice is an heirloom grain called 'Kurokan' originally from the mountain tribes in Antipas, North Cotabato. Grown by small cooperative farmers in North Cotabato, Philippines; considered one of the food baskets of the country with its rich lush lands and even rainfall year round, providing amazing climate and terroir.
The farmers practice biodynamic farming, a regenerative and more holistic form of organic farming that considers the farm as one organism and sowing, planting, and harvesting is done according to the celestial calendar.
Black rice is hailed as a superfood because of its many health benefits, such as being high in antioxidants and fiber, and rich in nutrients and minerals such as Vitamin E, Calcium, Iron, and Magnesium. Rich in a type of antioxidant called anthocyanins, similar to blueberries and acai; however, black rice has the highest concentration of the three. Black rice is also chock full of protein and low in carbs, more so than any other rice, so it provides a steady release of energy.
*Please note for shipping: Social Products Cotabato rice and Eighth Wonder heirloom rice are shipped separately from two different warehouse locations.
COOKING BLACK RICE
We recommend cooking black rice similar to cooking brown rice. After soaking and rinsing the rice, we use a 1 cup rice to 2 cups water ratio over stove top (or rice cooker). Cook to a boil then simmer for roughly 30-40 minutes total cooking time. Let cool for five minutes and enjoy!