By Jeollanam-do's Best Rice Grower
[Kang Dae In] Organic White Rice & Glutinous Rice
Kang Dae In is one of the most famous organic rice growers in Korea.
Since 1977, Kang Dae In has been cultivating rice the 'old' way - with no herbicides, pesticides or chemical fertilizers. In fact, he was the first in Korea to start organic farming. Kang uses natural compost from rice husks, fruits, vegetables, garlic and other herbs to create a nutrient-packed fertilizer for his soil. Over the last 30 years, he has built a reputation as one of the best rice growers from Jeollanam-do province.
Today, we present you with two of Kang's best-selling rice. The first is Kang's signature short-grain white rice. As mentioned above, this rice is grown without any pesticides or chemical fertilizers. It has a soft, chewy and sticky texture that complements any Korean dish. Many customers also note that Kang Dae In's rice is particularly easy to digest.
The second variety is Kang Dae In's Organic Glutinous Rice. Glutinous rice (known as 'chapssal' in Korean) is different from regular rice because it releases significantly more starch when it cooks. This results in a soft and extra-sticky rice that's perfect for making porridges, rice-cakes and stuffing for ginseng chicken soup (samgyetang). You can also mix this glutinous rice with regular rice (50:50 ratio) to make a softer and more appetizing rice.
If you've gone organic for most of your produce - why not the rice too?
- 100% Organic White Rice & 100% Organic Glutinous Rice
- Grown without any herbicides, pesticides or chemical fertilizers
- Rice cultivated by Kang Dae In - recognized as one of the best rice growers from Jeollanam-do province.
- Available in 1kg bags
#1. Organic Short-Grain White Rice (1 kg)
#2. Organic Glutinous White Rice (1 kg)
#1. 100% Organic Short-Grain Rice
#2. 100% Organic Glutinous Rice
Expiration period: 1 year
Store in a cool, dry area
After opening, store in cool, dry area or in refrigerator
How to use
Mix equal part water and rice (1:1 ratio)
Then place into a rice cooker or boil in a pot
About the Brand
Woori Won is one of the pioneers of organic rice farming in Korea. Since 1977, the head farmer - Kang Dae In - has been innovating methods on how to grow premium rice strains without herbicides, pesticides or chemical fertilizers.
On the left is a panoramic shot of our organic rice farm. On the right, you'll see a close-up of the rice stalks. Look closely and you'll see a red object. Those are newly-laid eggs of river snails. It's a good sign that the farm and water conditions are healthy. Instead of using chemical pesticides, we rely on river snails to eliminate the weeds in our rice patch. To keep these snails alive, we adjust the water level multiples times throughout the day. It's a cumbersome process - but an essential step for organic rice farming.
Look at the stalks and leaves. They have a deep purple color and they have sprouted into a 3-prong spear shape. This tell me that the rice stalks are getting good nutrition. Of course, it starts with nutrient-rich soil. At our farm, we create natural compost from leftover rice husks, fruits, vegetables and leftover pieces of root herbs - and absolutely no chemical fertilizers!
This is another section of our farm. Take a look at the Onggi Pots. We use them to ferment products like Maesil and Rice Vinegar. These large, earthen pots help the organic ingredients dry out in the open sun and in the natural wind without any external contaminants or bugs. Afterwards, the pots are brought indoors to continue fermenting at a controlled temperature and humidity.
Finally, here is where we package the rice. We prefer packaging small batches over bulk-packaging a whole yield at once. Each bag is sealed by hand and thoroughly inspected before final shipment. Doing it by hand reduces our efficiency but it ensures that our customers are getting the best!
Yes, both rices are certified as 100% organic.
Yes, the bags are shipped vacuum-sealed to help preserve the freshness of the rice.
After opening, store it in the refrigerator.
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About The Brand
Woori Won is one of the pioneers of organic rice farming in Korea. Since 1977, the head farmer - Kang Dae In - has been innovating methods on how to grow premium rice strains without herbicides, pesticides or chemical fertilizers. This rice has become one of the most premium rice brands in Jeollanam-do region.