Black Japonica™

Juicy & Bold: Succulent, with a roasted nutty flavor and exotic sweet spiciness. This unique rice variety is nutrient-rich and high in health-promoting anthocyanin antioxidants, like those found in blueberries and blackberries.

Available in 1lb and 25lb bags.

Stovetop Cooking Instructions

  • 1 cup Lundberg Black Japonica™ rice
  • 2 cups water or broth
  • 1 tbsp. butter (optional)
  • salt to taste

Combine rice, water, and butter (optional) in a pot and bring to a boil. Cover with a tight-fitting lid, reduce heat to low-simmer, and cook for 40 minutes. Remove from heat (with lid on!) and steam for 10 minutes. Fluff with fork.

*If rice is crunchy at the end of cooking time, it may be necessary to add 1-2 Tbsp. liquid and cook longer.

Recipe Suggestions


Eco-Farmed Whole Grain Black Japonica™ Rice



Comments 15

  1. F.Mich 19 Sep

    This rice is so delicious.
  2. Sam Rice 13 Oct

    This is great! One of the most nutritious foods in the world! Black rice is one of my favorites also. I also cooked some several recipes for this rice and my family loved it! I saw some several recipes here . maybe it will serve helpful if you need some recipes. 
  3. Rachel of Maine 26 Feb

    I really like to try new things. I like this black rice even better than brown or any other. The hard part is getting others to try it. I take it to church suppers occasionally. The reaction is "what's that" and "it looks like a pile of ants" But I love that's what matters. I tell 'em don't knock it till you try it.
  4. Lauren 11 Mar

    This is the best rice I've ever had. Hands down. The flavor is amazing. You should go buy some right now.
  5. Sharon 05 May

    I love the rice. But should I have any concerns with the seed originating in Japan?????  Also, my son has kidney disease so I have to watch his potassium intake. Could you please give me the facts?   Thanks  
  6. Michael 17 May

    Saw it on the food channel, thought I would give it a try. Love it, love it, love it!!!
  7. Amy 10 Jul

    This is the best rice ever and SO healthy!  No more white rice for this family.
  8. Ricky 18 Jul

    This rice after cooked needs nothing to spice it up or mix it with.  It also adds to the color on the plate.  It smells great while cooking, or reheating.  Easily the best rice mix I have ever tasted.
  9. Ellen 14 Nov

    5 stars! This Lundberg Japonica is absolutely delicious! I cooked it by baking it in the oven in a Le Creuset  French oven with heavy lid. Marvelous!
  10. Camara 25 Dec

    Love this rice! Just fixed it with slow cooked black eye'd peas!
  11. Desertcook 10 Apr

    I bought this rice by mistake, when I meant to buy wild rice for a recipe. Boy, am I happy that I bought the wrong rice! This black japonica rice is delicious, and so much tastier than "normal" brown rice! Even my picky husband approved.
  12. Becky 26 Oct

    My favorite rice ever--really good stir-fried with peas and chicken, or just on its own for a tasty snack!  It is super hearty and filling.  My toddler loves it too and eats it by the handful!
  13. Lundberg Family Farms 29 Oct

    Becky, that sounds like a great meal! We are so glad that you and your family love this rice!
  14. Gabriel 01 Nov

    Simplemente delicioso! Mi comida mexicana sabe aun mejor con este arroz. Soy su nuevo admirador y fiel cliente.
  15. Lundberg Family Farms 06 Nov

    Hola Gabriel, muchas gracias! Nos alegramos de que es nuestro cliente!

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