Lotus Foods Organic Madagascar Pink Rice
Madagascar Pink Rice will transform any rice dish into a special meal. Use it steamed plain, in a pilaf, stir-fry, salad or pudding.
But for the keen attention of one farmer, Jean Baptiste Rakotomandimby (known as Dista), this unique Malagasy rice variety may have been lost forever. Grown from a single seed, Madagascar Pink Rice amazed people with its abundant growth and satisfying, subtly sweet flavor. Elusively aromatic of cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg, this soft supple rice is also nutritionally dense, milled to retain most of the wholesome bran layer. In the Lake Alaotra region, where this rice is produced, locals claim that eating this rice has improved their health.
Madagascar Pink Rice is grown by households of the Koloharena Cooperative of Amparafaravola using a more sustainable set of practices called the System of Rice Intensification (SRI). SRI enables small family farmers to harvest more rice using less water, seed, land and no chemicals. Lake Alaotra's marshy shores are home to the critically endangered Alaotran Gentle Lemur. It is hoped that SRI will help reduce degradation of the lemur's dwindling habitat by making existing land more productive without the need for polluting chemicals.
- Cooks in only 20 minutes
- Whole grain and heart healthy
- 3rd year transition, organic certification
- Fair trade
- Gluten and wheat free.
100% Organic Pink Rice.
Established in 1995, Lotus Foods is a specialty rice company that has pioneered the introduction of exotic rice handcrafted on small family farms in remote areas of the world such as Bhutan, Bangladesh, and China, into the US market. Each rice varietal is distinguished by its terroir* and treasured for its distinctive cooking quality, taste, texture, aroma, color, and nutritional value.
Lotus Foods was founded with the intent and vision to support sustainable global agriculture by promoting production of traditional heirloom rice varieties, many of which may otherwise have become extinct, while enabling the small family rice farmer to earn an honorable living. Lotus Foods is the only US-based company with the unique vision and commitment to seek out small family rice farmers in developing countries and provide them a means of economic support through access to a global and sustainable marketplace economy.