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.
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
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.