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black rice?

barleywino Aug 30, 2010 03:17 AM

Can anybody suggest where to buy black rice in the area? Was going to check C mart, whole foods but figured somebody might already know where to get it. Thanks!

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    lgss Aug 31, 2010 03:20 PM

    We've gotten it a WFM Fresh Pond in the bulk section.

    1. galleygirl Aug 31, 2010 08:17 AM

      The best I've had is the Forbidden Rice imported by Lotus Foods...It's from China, and they have it at many Whole Foods, and sometimes at Harvest Co-op in Central Sq. Sometimes even the Wild Harvest sections at some Shaw's...

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      1. re: galleygirl
        jules127 Aug 31, 2010 09:10 AM

        I buy this at the Prudential Shaws, in the Wild Harvest section as GG mentioned.

      2. lipoff Aug 31, 2010 07:54 AM

        I know this stretches the definition of "in the area", but I bought a bag of forbidden rice at Kalustyans in New York City, and it turned out to be some of the very best rice that I've ever made. Probably also the priciest. You can pick it up if you're in the NYC, or order on-line.

        1. trufflehound Aug 30, 2010 07:26 PM

          I think I got some at Russo's.

          1. MeffaBabe Aug 30, 2010 01:05 PM

            I bought some at Shaws in Brighton (in the Wild Harvest Section). I have seen it in other local grocery stores as well.

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              snippet Aug 30, 2010 10:01 AM

              if you're out to the west, you might check Debra's Natural Gourmet in W Concord or call. I don't recall if they have black rice, but they do have a pretty good section of rice and very well might.

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                nlg Aug 30, 2010 09:03 AM

                I've seen it at H Mart in Burlington.

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                  Madrid Aug 30, 2010 07:35 AM

                  I think I've also seen it at Christina's in Inman Square, Cambridge.

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                    Taralli Aug 30, 2010 07:03 AM

                    Have seen the Forbidden black rice at the Harvest Coop in Central Sq., Cambridge.

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                    1. re: Taralli
                      barleywino Aug 30, 2010 07:58 AM

                      thanks all for your suggestions!

                    2. globalgourmand Aug 30, 2010 05:14 AM

                      I've purchased Lundberg Farms Black Japonica (a black/mahogany blend) at my local WF in Hingham. I don't imagine you'll anything more than that at most WF.

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                      1. re: globalgourmand
                        barleywino Aug 30, 2010 06:42 AM


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