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Black Rice "Riso Venere" - How to cook?

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Black Rice "Riso Venere" - How to cook?

icey | Jan 21, 2009 10:43 AM

Hi Everyone,
I was in Italy over the holidays and picked up a copy of "la Cucina Italiana" that had a special feature on Rice and Risotto. They went into a bit of detail on different types of rice and one that I was interested in was a black, short grain rice that they referred to as Riso Venere. They said that it was good with seafood and served as simply as possible.

On my next trip to the grocery store, I bought a box with a recipe that said to boil the rice and serve it will a bit of olive oil and steamed prawns. Does anyone know what this black rice tastes like?

So here are my questions:
1) Can I cook it in a rice cooker, or is it better just boiled in a pot?
2) What should I season it with when cooked?
3) What should I serve it with?

Thanks!

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