Lotao has fused an Indian basmati specialty with a Persian tradition to create Oriental Sensation Smoked. Delicate smoking over beech wood gives the rice a unique note. Its appearance is unaffected, and the rice remains fluffy and nutritious. Its aroma makes Oriental Sensation Smoked a harmonious accompaniment to tofu and vegetables, as well as roasted meats and most seafood.
In the beginning was a quest for ancient cultures. These all had something in common: they were nourished by rice. Clarity and knowledge, purity and perfection—rice revealed itself like Asia’s great spiritual movements. On its journeys of discovery Lotao tracks down rice varieties of noble history and trustworthy origin: Lotao works together only with producers that protect rare rice varieties, sow and harvest them fairly, and assume social and ecological responsibility. Seven extraordinary varieties have been selected so far. They enrich the taste and appearance of creations composed by leading professional chefs and demanding hobby cooks alike.
Cooking Tips: Smoked rice is not rinsed before cooking. Combine the rice with twice the amount of water and some salt and bring to a boil. Simmer 20 minutes on low heat and allow to swell.