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Dec 2, 2013 06:30 PM

Looking for unusual rice varieties

So my GF LOVES rice, and can't get enough of it. Can some of you recommend some super, amazing, unusual, not run-of-the-mill types and varieties? I am wanting to put together a gift basket (for lack of a better term) for her. Thanks!

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  1. Bamboo
    Red Bhutanese
    Colusari Red Rice

    1. Where do you live? If in SF and you pick up anything at a store with bulk bins, e.g. Rainbow, take a photo of the bin's label--- they often give cooking instructions.

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      1. re: hyperbowler

        I live in Richmond but work in SF. I have been there a bunch of times and thats a good idea!

      2. Second the suggestion for Black Rice.

        You can also pair these with rice vinegars, and rice wine.

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        1. I suppose what may be unusual to one person may be commonplace to another.

          Camargue Red Rice is fairly unusual in my culture (although relatively easy to buy at a supermarket)

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          1. re: Harters

            Good suggestion. I have never heard of this before.

          2. Carolina Gold rice is delicious. You can order it from Anson Mills, if you're not in the Carolinas.

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            1. re: kitchengardengal

              This sounds good. Looking at website now!