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So you think you know rice?

Unpolished or whole grain rice is essentially where only the indelible husk of the rice is removed, while the bran layer stays intact. Typically, unpolished rice has a higher fiber content compared to its polished version. As a general rule of thumb, unpolished rice will require a little bit more water to cook and will shy slightly from exhibiting the true characteristics of the rice.

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Projek Padi

A rice revitalization initiative 

An unconventional origin story...

Beras Sompipi

It is said that the farmer(s) had unintentionally mixed the seeds of Beras Ketumbar (white variety) and Beras Merah (red variety) while planting the paddy. When the rice was harvested and processed, the farmer(s) was/were surprised by this mix-colored rice. It turned out to be an unintended, but a delicious consequence!

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Our unpolished rice collection

Beras Beriu (unpolished & polished)

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Origin

Kampung Beriu, Sarawak

Clean and soft

The perfect fuss-free, you-can-always-count-on type of white rice that is famous for its soft texture, mild aroma, and pleasant taste. This medium-grain rice remains soft even once it has cooled. A simply delightful staple!

Pulut Tadong (unpolished)

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Origin

Ranau, Sabah

Exotic and smooth

A type of glutinous rice (or sweet rice) that brings a sense of unusual intrigue and elegance to the plate. When cooked, Pulut Tadong carries a dark purplish hue and has a sticky, gummy texture. It is low in starch and is typically used to make sweet rice desserts. You can also mix it with white glutinous rice to create an even more interestingly colored dish.

Borneo (unpolished)

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Origin

Borneo

Soft and simple

A no-nonsense, soft-textured rice that is sure to complement any flavorful dishes. Just a pinch of salt during the cooking process and you will have a delightful canvas for your culinary creations!

Pulut Putih (unpolished)

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Origin

Undetermined

Translucent and sticky 

A type of glutinous rice (or sweet rice) that is prized for its sticky and chewy texture. It has a sweeter taste compared to regular rice, which is why it is typically used in dessert recipes. When cooked, this rice becomes translucent and shiny. In addition to making sweet treats, it is also great for making Lemang which is often paired with savory and saucy dishes. 

Pandasan (unpolished)

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Origin

Kampung Pandasan, Kota Belud, Sabah

Rounded and creamy 

A white rice with a well-rounded flavour. This rice is starchy and quite creamy, yet you can still taste the fiber. While not the most ideal for fried rice, it is enjoyable on its own and will surely make a luscious rice porridge/congee!

Beras Sompipi (unpolished)

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Origin

Undetermined

Festive and aromatic 

An aromatic blend of white and red grain rice resembling confetti. Sompipi is a mixture of Beras Ketumbar (white variety) and Beras Merah (red variety), together, this rice serves up an eye-pleasing, soft and fragrant mouthful. Perfect for making your everyday meals special!

Beriu Merah (unpolished)

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Origin

Kota Marudu, Sabah

Striking and hearty

True to its name (“Merah” meaning red), these whole grains have an alluring red-brownish hue that will add a rustic touch and wholesome goodness to any of your favorite recipes. This firm-textured rice has a subtle nutty aroma, robust flavor, and remains separated when cooked. Nutritious and aesthetic, the best kind of 2-in-1!

Beras Lujuh (polished vs unpolished)

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Origin

Kampung Tenghilan, Sabah

Soft and fragrant 

A delightfully fragrant and pillowy soft rice. Lujuh rice is known for its distinct, nutty aroma, locals say it has a taro-like smell, “wangi keladi”, that will fill the air while it cooks. This rice is slightly starchy and will remain soft even once it has cooled. A great rice that will make fantastic rice porridge/congee or elevate your everyday meals.

Tadong Biasa (unpolished)

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Origin

Undetermined

Exotic and hearty

Despite the word ‘biasa’, meaning normal, this rice is anything but! This unique mix of black and red-brown grains transforms into a dark purplish hue and remains separated once it's cooked. Not only does this rice add color and complexity, it is also high in health promoting minerals and nutrients. Perfect for days when you need a healthy and beautiful gastronomic experience – which really is everyday! *wink*

Some local wisdom...

‘New rice’ is paddy that is harvested and freshly processed to become rice. Farmers say that all ‘new rice’ is generally softer, more fragrant and requires a little less water to cook compared to rice that is over a year old.

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Our polished rice collection

Beras Beriu (unpolished vs polished)

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Origin

Kampung Beriu, Sarawak

Clean and soft

The perfect fuss-free, you-can-always-count-on type of white rice that is famous for its soft texture, mild aroma, and pleasant taste. This medium-grain rice remains soft even once it has cooled. A simply delightful staple!

Beriu Wangi (polished)

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Origin

Ranau, Sabah

Soft and fragrant 

As the name suggests, “wangi” meaning fragrant, this rice is a popular favorite, known for its soft texture and fragrant aroma. This rice is slightly starchy, making it great for cooking a smooth, creamy and silky rice porridge/congee. When asked, farmers say that this appetizing rice will keep you wanting more, even if you’re already full. Go figure!

Ajaib (polished)

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Origin

Somewhere magical...

Fine and fluffy

As the name suggests, ‘ajaib’ meaning magic in the Malay language, this short grain rice is nothing short of a magically mouthful. It is soft, fluffy, smooth and fine, all at the same time. Ajaib is deliciously appetizing, it will 100% keep you coming back for more. When cooled, this rice remains soft too. Overall, just a humble and sophisticated rice.

Beras Lujuh (polished vs unpolished)

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Origin

Kampung Tenghilan, Sabah

Soft and fragrant 

A delightfully fragrant and pillowy soft rice. Lujuh rice is known for its distinct, nutty aroma, locals say it has a taro-like smell, “wangi keladi”, that will fill the air while it cooks. This rice is slightly starchy and will remain soft even once it has cooled. A great rice that will make fantastic rice porridge/congee or elevate your everyday meals.

Pandan (polished)

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Origin

Kampung Pandan, Tenghilan, Sabah

Simple and versatile

 

An undemanding white rice that cooks to a soft and supple texture. This rice will play a great supporting role to any of your delicious creations, letting them standout and shine! Plus, this rice can make a pretty snappy rice porridge/congee as it is quick to soften and break down.

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Meet our passionate farmers

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Saimah Malas

Louzim Pantai

Jail Lombuti

Raynol Richard

Rebecca Gampalid 

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Juala Binti Enggag

Teresia Kuintin 

Richard Sarabun

Samis Enggang

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100% of farm gate prices go directly to the farmer

What is farm gate pricing?

Farm gate prices are the prices farmers receive for their produce at the location of the farm. This price does not include any selling costs (logistic costs, marketing costs, administrative costs). 

Please note that retailers will have a markup to cover their own costs.

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