The Organic Market and Café

Rice - Brown (Long) Rainfed

$8.75 per kg
Bio Dynamic
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Besides being tasty and nutritious, RAINFED RICE is probably the most sustainable rice grown in Australia. Here’s why: RAINFED No irrigation water needed to grow this rice which means Australia’s critical water resources are not drawn on Southern Australian rice crops require approx. 1550 litres of pumped water for just 1kg of rice. Irrigated rice-paddy rice fields produce methane, enough methane emissions to be a major source of atmospheric concern methane is twenty times more potent a greenhouse gas than CO2 BIO-DYNAMIC DEMETER CERTIFIED The “Demeter” label is used to certify high quality nutritional food produced by organic and bio-dynamic agriculture. Bio-dynamic Demeter farming has developed to be one of the most sustainable and successful forms of organic agriculture practiced across the world. LOW FOOD MILES Grown, milled and distributed by the family-owned Slater Farm in Northern Rivers, NSW.

Brown rice isn't milled as much as white, so it retains the bran and germ. That makes brown rice more fiber-rich, nutritious, and chewy. Unfortunately, it doesn't perform as well as white rice in many recipes. Long grains of brown rice aren't as fluffy and tender, and short grains aren't as sticky. Brown rice also takes about twice as long to cook and has a much shorter shelf life (because of the oil in the germ). Keep it in a cool, dark place for not more than three months. Refrigeration can extend shelf life.

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