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April 29, 2019 • Healthy Eating & Nutrition

Plum Hill’s Organic Charleston Gold Rice – Background and Recipe

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Origin Farms is an organic farm located in the ACE Basin of South Carolina. We farm part of my family’s land, Plum Hill, nestled along the Combahee River. Our rice is grown in historic antebellum rice fields, in a manner that coexists with the natural ecosystem, and then the rice is carefully milled by Anson Mills. Through the cultivation of natural foods, our farm hopes to restore land, reconnect people back to Nature and community, and assist in rebuilding our local food system. This season I give a special thanks to Anson Mills, the Carolina Gold Rice Foundation, and my entire family. For questions, comments, or orders email my mother, Dr. Ann Kulze, at ann@drannwellness.com.Thank you for supporting our farm and being a part of the local farming community by purchasing this rice. Enjoy!!

Peace and blessings, 

Lucie Kulze


 Basic Charleston Gold Rice Recipe- serves 4

The most foolproof way to cook this rice is in a rice steamer, but see recipe below for cooking in a saucepan. If you own a rice steamer, cook as you would any other rice, 1 cup rice to 1 cup water or broth with salt as desired. Also, I suggest if this is your first time eating the rice, don’t cover it with gravy or a sauce, eat it alone with some butter. It is normal to find a few hulls or sesbania seeds in the bag. They are easy to pick out, but they don’t affect flavor if you leave them in. Enjoy!

If you do not own a rice steamer, follow these directions. Soak the rice for 30 minutes to one hour. Ingredients: 1 cup rice, 2 cups water or broth (slightly less when cooking white), 3/4 tsp salt,
 2 tbsp organic, grass fed  butter cut into small pieces. In a medium saucepan, combine rice,water, and salt. Bring to a boil, cover with a lid, and immediately reduce to low. Cook undisturbed (no peaking or stirring) until all liquid is absorbed, about 25 minutes for white and 45 for brown. Remove from heat, dot with butter, and keep covered for a few minutes. Fluff with a fork and serve.