The Rice of Royals - in 90 seconds
Lotus Foods’ new convenient Heat & Eat microwaveable rice bowls—ready in just 60-90 seconds—make eating organic, whole grain heirloom rice a quick and simple pleasure while supporting family farmers practicing unique sustainable growing methods.
The health benefits of whole grains are well established*, but getting delicious whole grains into the diet can be difficult. Our rice bowls deliver “fast food” for today’s busy, health-conscious families without sacrificing great taste and nutritional value.
Throughout Asia, black rice is among the rarest and most exclusive grains, historically reserved for royalty, emperors and deities. The reason is likely due to perceived health benefits. Forbidden Rice contains antioxidants called anthocyanins that give black rice and other foods, like blueberries and açaí, their blue-black color, but rice has more fiber and no sugar.
Prized for its deep purple color and roasted nutty taste, the black rice in our Forbidden Rice® microwaveable bowls is produced through Lotus Foods’ partnership with family rice farmers who cultivate rice on the volcanic soils of West Java, Indonesia. These fertile soils are rich in minerals and micronutrients so often lacking in modern diets.
Farmers use More Crop Per Drop™ growing methods, also known as the System of Rice Intensification or SRI. This set of practices enables farmers to grow more rice with less water, seed and labor, especially less labor for women. Because their rice paddies are not permanently flooded, there is little or no emission of methane, a major greenhouse gas that warms the earth. Lotus Foods is the first and only US company to date to work with SRI farmers to help them market their more sustainably grown, high-quality traditional rice.
Our rice bowls are a super easy, instant start to a complete meal paired with fresh vegetables and protein or a quick, healthy snack right out of the bowl. Throw in some avocado and beans! They are a great short cut to delicious soups, salads, and stir-fries.
Microwave-safe bowl, BPA free. PPE 5 plastic can be recycled in most urban communities and many curbside recycling programs.
- Cooks in 60-90 seconds
- Whole grain and heart healthy
- Gluten-free and wheat-free, no added sodium
- High in magnesium, molybdenum, and phosphorus
- High in protein and fiber
- Good source of Vitamin C and iron
*Diets rich in whole grains and other plant foods and low in total fat, saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease and some cancers.