Adopt 8m² of a rice field from "Riuet" in Sollana (Spain) and receive your Jasmine rice at home. Miguel will take care of your adoption and take its picture. You will also be able to download the adoption certificate, and if you wish, plan your visit to the farm. You do not enter into any long-term commitment: Although your adoption will be renewed automatically, you will always be informed in advance and may decide to cancel your adoption at any time as long as the preparation has not yet begun.
You adopt 8m² of a rice field from our farm in Sollana (Spain). We will cultivate your rice, harvest it, leave it to dry in the sun, mill it and package it for you. You adopt a rice field in the Albufera Natural Park of Valencia. This emblematic place is a natural freshwater wetland that was declared a “Natural Park” in 1986, where rice has been traditionally grown for more than a thousand years. Valencia was the first rice-growing area in Europe. The seasons of the year mark the calendar of the rice-growing cycle: in spring the rice fields are sown, the summer is used to nourish the plant; while in winter, the land is left fallow and flooded to rest, regenerating the soil and aquatic biodiversity. In this project, only one aromatic variety is cultivated, but it is presented with two different processing grades. Jasmine rice is a medium rice-growing cycle variety of medium-high size and low-yielding. It is quite hardy and resistant to fungal diseases, but it is shelled during the end of the its cycle so that part of the crop falls off before it can be harvested. Our varieties have the highest varietal purity and a percentage of whole grains higher than the strictest standard, the extra category. Our rices are minimum 96% wholegrain. We grow our rice with the greatest respect for the environment and with the minimum number of added supplies. Thanks to that, our rice has no trace of chemical residues. The continuous improvement of biodiversity in our plots proves we are cultivating in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way. Each rice paddy produces an average of 8kg of Jasmine rice per season.
Each season we will send you a box with: __Big box:__ 2 x __Jasmine rice__ (2kg bags) 2 x __whole grain Jasmine rice__ (2kg bags) __Small box:__ 1 x __Jasmine rice__ (2kg bags) 1 x __whole grain Jasmine rice__ (2kg bags) __Jasmine rice:__ It is a long, crystalline grain rice grown in the Albufera Natural Park of Valencia. The approximate cooking time is 15 minutes. Use two proportions of water to one of rice. __Whole grain Jasmine rice:__ It is a long brown grain rice grown in the Albufera Natural Park of Valencia. We recommend soaking it for a few hours before and boiling it with excess of water. The approximate cooking time is 30 minutes. Brown rice requires slower cooking. Once cooked, it will always be "al dente". Jasmine rice always remains loose after cooking due to its high starch content, present under amylose form. It has a unique aroma. It is recommended for side dishes and salads. The best before date is approximately 2 years after harvesting. It must be stored in a cool and dry place. It is recommended to preserve it below 18ºC. It can be kept in the fridge or frozen without losing its properties. In our mill we only elaborate rice, so there isn’t any cross-contamination. It doesn’t contain traces of gluten either. Our packages are plastic-free and they are sewn by hand, one by one by our team, with a lot of effort and affection.
When will you receive it?
We will start to reap the rice in September, we will dry it until it is at its optimum point to be able to peel it. It will be stored in the barn until February, when we will start milling it in our own mill, which will select the best grains. We will pack it in our hand-sewn cloth bags so you can enjoy it from March onwards.