Black Rice 40% Reduced Arsenic v1.0

black rice dry uncookedTo reduce the arsenic content of rice boil it like pasta. This will reduce the arsenic content by about 40% but it also reduces the vitamin content by 50%. This cooking method was tested using whole-grain brown rice but it can be applied to other whole-grain rices of color like wild rice, red rice, and black rice. You could do this with white rice but it will remove all the vitamins and nutrients.

Makes 3 cups.

Water6 cups0
Black Rice1 cup165 g (dry)600

1 cup black rice
6 cups water


  1. Use 6 parts water to 1 part rice.
  2. Add 1 cup of rice and 6 cups of water to a pot.
  3. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  4. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes.
  5. Drain the water and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 cup (cooked), 165g (cooked)
Servings Per Container 3

Amount Per Serving
Calories 200 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0.4g 2%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 1g
Protein 6g 12%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Polyunsaturated Fat0.60 g
Monounsaturated Fat0.61 g
Potassium87.50 mg
Vitamin E0.7%
Vitamin B65.1%
Folic Acid / Folate1.9%
Pantothenic Acid1.6%
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See Rice Contains Arsenic for more information.


How to Cook Rice to Lower Arsenic Levels (video)