Carolina Gold Rice

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Carolina Gold Rice is on the Slow Food Ark of Taste.

Carolina Gold Rice
Oryza sativa

Carolina Gold is a rice variety that has been cultivated in America since the mid-17th century. The enterprising Moravians experimented with rice cultivation when they arrived in North Carolina.

Nearly lost by the late 20th century, this Southern heirloom has been rediscovered and is now enjoying a renaissance.

The distinctive texture and nutty flavor, combined with its disease resistance and great cultural history, are making it a new favorite in culinary circles.