Size: 1.1 pounds
The Venere rice has to be boiled in abundant salted water the same way one would boil pasta, and for 30 minutes. Drain, season with olive oil, salt and a pinch of pepper, and serve as a side-dish or use the cooked rice in your favorite rice dish preparation. Mix the rice into a fish-soup, served in a bowl with a shellfish ragu, or mixed with sliced sautéed vegetables. Once cooled, the rice can be stored in the refrigerator or served in any type of salad or rice dish at a later date.
Contessa Rosetta Clara's suggestion: "I enjoy mixing boiled Venere black rice into a risotto for a touch of color and texture, as well as in making wonderful rice salads with chopped vegetables, shrimp or lobster during the Summer months."