Top 10 Black Rice In Malaysia

If you lived in the ancient days in China, you would not have any chance of eating this rice unless you are a royalty. Back in the days of ancient China, black rice was known as forbidden rice because it was so unique and nutritious to the point that it is only exclusive for the royal members. Thank goodness we are born in the modern days! Now, almost everyone can eat this rice! A lot of countries especially South-East Asian such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Bangladesh and more have grown their own black rice. 

Black rice has a mild nutty flavour with a chewy texture. It can also be quite sticky, depending on the cooking method. When it is cooked, it usually turns to a deep purple colour. This change of colour is due to its anthocyanin contents. It is the same pigments found in blueberries and eggplants.

Now let me present to you, the top 10 black rice available in Malaysia!

1. Organic Pearl Black Rice

Organic Pearl Black Rice
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The wonders of Organic Pearl Black Rice grains are the gleaming kernels and smooth flavour. This allows the product to offer health-promoting anthocyanin antioxidants. Thus, the use of this product may add significant elegance towards consumer’s favourite stir-fry or side dish, or even salads and dessert recipes. 

Country of Origin: Malaysia

Size Available:  1 kg

Price: RM11.00

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

2. Rice Shop Organic Black Rice

Rice Shop Organic Black Rice
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The superfood of rice varieties, Rice Shop Organic Black Rice is highly rich in antioxidants, full of protein, high in iron and low GI. When cooked it has sweet, magical aromas and produces a deliciously nutty taste, soft texture and a beautiful deep purple colour that makes it a striking presence in any dish.

Country of Origin: Malaysia

Size Available:  2 x 500 g 

Price: RM9.50 (2 x 500 g packs)

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

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3. 365 Premium Pearl Black Rice

Premium Pearl Black Rice
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This product by 365 contains grains that are stacked with vitamins, minerals and even trace elements, which are needed in small volumes by the human body. Other than that, millet and buckwheat were used as alkaline grains which not only enhance nutrients but also add comprehensive acidic grains for a balanced diet. Pesticides were not used when the product was produced and manufactured. 

Country of Origin: Malaysia

Size Available:  450 g and 900 g 

Price: RM5.00 (450 g pack)

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

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4. Lohas Premium Black Pearl Rice 

Lohas Premium Black Pearl Rice
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Lohas Premium Black Pearl Rice can nourishes the yin and kidney, strengthens the spleen, warms the liver, and promotes blood circulation. The outer cortex of black rice contains anthocyanins, which have a strong anti-aging effect, which distinguishes it from other rice. Since black rice has more dietary fibre, starch digestion is slower, and the glycemic index is only 55. 

Country of Origin: China

Size Available:  500 g

Price: RM9.89

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

5. Mewah Black Rice

Mewah Black Rice
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Mewah Black Rice, brimming with natural whole grain goodness for those who know how to appreciate the finest rice quality for good health, is now available to you and your family! There are many advantages of incorporating Mewah Black Rice into your daily healthy diet which includes minerals such as potassium, iron and magnesium and can provide with your daily source of vitamin B1, B2 and E.

Country of Origin: Malaysia

Size Available:  1 kg

Price: RM18.00

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

6. Earth Living Pearl Black Rice

Earth Living Pearl Black Rice
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Earth Living Pearl Black Rice is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals. This is because pearl black rice manufactured by Earth Living retains 60 % – 80 % of the nutritional values that lie in the bran and germ. Other than that, this product offers medicinal diet towards consumers such as maintaining the optimum function of the human liver, blood circulation and improves the regularity of bowel movements. 

Country of Origin: Australia

Size Available:  450 g

Price: RM11.70

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

7. Zens Organic Pearl Black Rice

Zens Organic Pearl Black Rice
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Zens Organic Pearl Black Rice is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals. It is known as “The Rice of Longevity” in Chinese medicine for its ability to keep the spleen, liver, and blood circulation flowing smoothly. The high fibre content of Pearl Black Rice helps to improve bowel movement regularity and ease constipation, making it ideal for a healthy colon.

Country of Origin: Vietnam

Size Available: 500  g

Price: RM9.80

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

8. NutriRice Jasmine Black Berry

NutriRice Jasmine Black Berry
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NutriRice Jasmine Black Berry is known as “Forbidden Rice” because legend has it that emperors ate it. It has a strong nutty flavour. It is a good source of protein, amino acids, and a variety of vitamins and minerals, including iron and potassium.

Country of Origin: Thailand

Size Available:  1 kg

Price: RM15.50

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

9. Radiant Siam Black Rice

Radiant Siam Black Rice
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Radiant Siam Black Rice is gluten free, organically grown, and high in fibre, minerals, and vitamins. It is low in sodium, fat, and cholesterol. When the rice is cooked, it turns a deep dark purple with a nutty flavour and a whole grain texture.

Country of Origin: Thailand

Size Available: 1 kg

Price: RM21.53

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

10. Sarawak Etem Black Rice Semi-Polished

Sarawak Etem Black Rice Semi Polished
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Sarawak Black Etem Rice is a fragrant black medium grain grown in rice fields irrigated by clean, unpolluted mountain water. Its signature black-purple colour is derived naturally from anthocyanin, a flavonoid that is high in antioxidants, nutrients, and has the ability to reduce the level of free radicals in the body system. It is left unpolished to retain all of its nutrients and health benefits.

Country of Origin: Malaysia

Size Available: 1 kg

Price: RM19.60

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

Are you still not convinced to buy black rice? Let me change your mind with these health benefits of black rice!

  • Rich in antioxidants.
  • Can help in weight loss.
  • Have anti-cancer properties.
  • Can boost up your heart health.
  • Has a very high protein content (9 grams of protein per 100 g!)
  • Help to protect your eyes from blue light waves. (Thanks to lutein and zeaxanthin!)

Note: This list was compiled by the team at My Weekend Plan after extensive research and shared opinions to suggest helpful recommendations for the public. More Top 10s in Malaysia are waiting to be discovered, if you have any other great suggestions too, please email us [email protected] The sequence of brands is in no particular order.

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