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Kermes Rice

Kermes Rice is a naturally red rice with a higher amino acid content than more common varieties. It is an heirloom variety only recently rescued from obscurity and extinction.

  • Red rice with moderately long grains

  • Naturally gluten free

  • Native to the Hebei region of eastern China

  • Manitou Trading Company
    Price: $13.20
    $0.78 / Ounce

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    Suggested uses

  • Use as an alternative to Himalayan red rice

  • Great in salads and pilafs

  • Natural nutty flavor goes well with roasted or grilled meats and poultry

  • Toss cooked Kermes Rice with other cooked rice or grains for a visually appealing alternative to plain white rice

  • Basic prep

    Add 1 cup of rice to 3 cups water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 40 minutes or until tender. Drain any excess water and fluff with fork before serving.

    Storage & handling

    Store in a cool, dry place

    Ingredients

    Red rice.

    Classic recipe

    Fried Kermes Rice with Shrimp

    Our nutty, clay-red Kermes Rice makes gorgeous, compelling fried rice dishes. In this recipe, the addition of XO sauce, a traditional Chinese ingredient made from dried seafood and ham, creates a deep umami flavor, which is echoed in the succulent shrimp and sweet toasted garlic topping.