Our Range

Our Range

Toasties

What is it?

It’s a bread substitute, it’s a mini pizza base, a cracker substitute to cut up and serve with dips, it could even be a burger patty. The short answer is, it can be whatever you like it to be!

As filling as it is delicious, this fluffy, convenient Toastie needs just 3-4 minutes in the toaster to prepare and you have a healthy meal.

Why Zero Organic Rice Toasties?

Where do we start, Vegan, Gluten Free, Low FODMAP, Certified Organic, High in Antioxidants, High Fiber, High in Protein, Low in Fat, Low salt and Zero Sugar. Zero Toasties boast just 4ingredients. Rice, Water, Salt and Certified Organic Citrus Extract.

Did we mention that they are delicious? Getting kids to eat healthy food was never so easy!

Storage and cooking

 Zero Toasties must be kept refrigerated and consumed within 5 days of opening the packaging.

Remove from fridge and take one Toastie out of the plastic packaging.

Place in any conventional Toaster on setting 3-4 depending on preferred level of crispiness.

Be careful when taking the Toastie out of the toaster, it will be hot!

Once toasted to your liking, finish with preferred toppings and enjoy!

See back of packaging for recipe ideas.

Pizza Bases

What is it?

Put simply, it is Rice! This is Pizza 2.0. An alternative to the plethora of bread and dough products on the market. This world first Pizza Crust can be tailored to individual taste. If you like a crispy crust, cook it a little longer, if you like a nice fluffy crust than take it out as soon as your ingredients start to brown.

5 ingredients and all natural, what you see is what you get with this amazing crust.
Why Zero Black Rice Superfood Pizza Base?

Zero Organic  Rice Pizza Crusts utilise the same basic recipe as Zero Toasties. They are Vegan, Gluten Free, Low FODMAP, Certified Organic, High in Antioxidants, High Fiber, High in Protein, Low in Fat, Low salt and Zero Sugar. Zero Crusts boast just 4ingredients. Rice, Water, Salt and Certified Organic Citrus Extract.

They are simply delicious, will not break in your fridge and will have your family addicted!

Storage and Cooking

ZERO pizza bases should be kept refrigerated until use and consumed within 5 days of opening the packaging.

Cooking Instructions

Remove from fridge and remove from plastic package.

Top your Crust with desired toppings.

Preheat your oven to 220 degrees Celsius and cook your ZERO pizza for around 20 minutes or until your toppings are well done.  This will vary depending on the oven.

If you like your pizza EXTRA crispy then you can bake it before you top it for 5 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius, or you can place your pan on your stove for 3-5 minutes after baking.  Be sure to use your spatula to check the bottom of your ZERO pizza and move it around just like the pizza man does in his stone based oven.

Once cooked cut using a pizza cutter for best results and enjoy!

Handy cooking hints

  • Overload the pizza with toppings
  • Use too many wet toppings runny sauce, ripe tomatoes, marinated vegetables and mushrooms. Try to minimise or drain these well.

Black Rice

What is it?

Black Rice has been considered a “superfood” for thousands of years in Asia but not until recently has it been recognized or available in Australia. When the outer layers of wholegrain, the hull and bran, are removed in the milling process, the grains lose their beneficial properties. Our Zero Black Rice has zero GMO, zero processing and Zero preservatives to keep this ancient whole grain full of antioxidants, Fibre, Vitamin E, Iron and low in Sugar.

Where does it come from?

Zero Black Rice is grown on rich volcanic soil by a collective of small farmers in a valley between Mount Merapi and Mount Merbabu in Central Java. The farmers use fresh mountain spring water and certified organic methods to cultivate this fragrant premium Black Rice.

With such an interesting colour people often ask why is it so black?
This ancient grain gets its unique colour from its remarkable levels of the antioxidant anthocyanin. This is the same antioxidant that gives Blackberries, Blue berries and Cranberries their dark colour.

Why Zero Black Rice?

You may have seen some pretty big claims on our home page about the health benefits of Black Rice, well here is the research to back it up.

Anti – Inflammatory

Inflammation is a healthy body response and assists in fighting Bacteria and Virus, but its not always beneficial and many doctors and experts believe that excess inflammation is at the core of many of our main diseases including Cancer, Asthma and Arthritis.

The main component of Black Rice (CG3) has been proven to be highly effective at reducing inflammation in the body. In Animal trials done in South Korea Black rice bran was shown to suppress inflammation while Brown rice bran was shown to have little effect.

Improved Heart Health

It goes without saying that a healthier heart means a healthier you. Well Black rice has been shown to not only reduce cholesterol absorption but also could play a role in artherosclerosis.

The abundant antioxidant, anthocyanin is once again the big helper in this department.

Increased Brain Function

Who doesn’t want to have better brain function? While no studies have specifically studied the effects of Black rice on cognitive function there has been huge amounts of research completed into the effects of Black rices major antioxidant, anthocyanin.

Studies have not only shown that people that have diets rich in anthocyanin not only have increased ability to learn and remember skills but also to delay mental aging by up to two and a half years.

Anti – Cancer Properties

Anthocyanin, like other antioxidants, protects the body against free radical damage, which can lead to cancer.
Cancer is one of the biggest killers on earth and as such a body of research has been done into many different avenues of stopping the spread. Anthocyanins extracted from Black rice have been shown to stop the spread of cancer cells. This is not to say that Black rice is a cure to cancer as much more research must be done, but it is fair to say that this Superfood is making an impact.

Weight Management

Although the caloric content of Black rice is only marginally less than that of Brown and White, Black being 160, Brown 170 and White 180, which would barely account for any weight loss throughout a standard week. The true Weight management power of Black rice compared to its other more refined cousins comes with its higher Fiber and Protein content which will keep you feeling fuller for longer and more of your daily intake of vital micronutrients accounted for.

Black Rice cooking instructions

Washing or Soaking –

To enhance nutrition and reduce cooking time, soak the rice for several hours or ideally, overnight. Cover rice with water at room temperature. Once soaking is complete, discard the water, which will be dark in colour and wash the rice again.

If you are short on time, wash your rice until the water running off is clean, even if it is dark in colour.

Cooking – Absorption method

For every Cup (200g) of Black Rice that has been soaked, add 1.25 – 1.5 cups of water and Salt to taste

For every Cup (200g) of Black Rice that has NOT been soaked, add 1.75-2 cups of water and Salt to taste

Bring the rice to a boil and then simmer on low heat with the lid on until the water has evaporated and small holes have formed.

Serve immediately.

Cooking – Rapid boil method

For every Cup (200g) of Black Rice (soaked or unsoaked) add 5 cups of water salted to taste.

Boil with lid off for approximately 45-50 mins depending on the desired texture. Strain and serve.

Red Rice

What is it?

Red rice is the second in line our range of premium rice products. Its only partially hulled and has a red/pink color to it. While it may not have the same level of nutrients as black rice, it is still more nutrient dense than brown rice and much more visually appealing for making unique desserts that steal the show.

Why Zero Red Rice?

Zero Red rice is an aesthetically pleasing, nutty tasting grain with a flowery aroma. It is perfect for desserts or alongside a hearty meal. Our second in line for a reason as it also contains high level of antioxidants and vital vitamins and minerals for health

Red Rice cooking instructions

Washing or Soaking

To enhance nutrition and reduce cooking time, soak the rice for several hours and ideally overnight. Cover rice with water at room temperature. Once soaking is complete, discard the water which will be discoloured and wash the rice again.

If you are short on time, wash your rice until the water running off is clean.

Cooking – Absorption method

For every Cup (200g) of soaked Red Rice, add 1 – 1.25 cups of water and Salt to taste

For every Cup (200g) of unsoaked Red Rice, add 1.25 -1.5 cups of water and Salt to taste

Bring the rice to a boil and then simmer on low heat with the lid on until the water has evaporated and small holes have formed.

Serve.

Cooking – Rapid boil method

For every Cup (200g) of Red Rice (soaked or unsoaked) add 5 cups of water salted to taste.

Boil with lid off for approximately 35-40 mins depending on the desired texture. Strain and serve.

Brown Rice

What is it?

Brown rice has been a staple in many health conscious peoples kitchens for years and with good reason. This cheap grain is less processed than your traditional white rice and contains more nutrients.

Why Zero Brown Rice?

Zero Brown rice is simply what white rice looked like before all the processing. At Zero Foods we believe in zero processing and as such we don’t stock a white rice range. Brown Rice has a fraction of the health benefits of its Black and red counterparts but is still handy for anyone looking to ease into the Rice market.

Brown Rice cooking instructions

Washing or Soaking

To enhance nutrition and reduce cooking time, soak the rice for at least several hours and ideally overnight. Cover rice with water at room temperature. Once soaking is complete, discard the water which will be discoloured and wash the rice again.

If you are short on time, wash your rice until the water running off is clean.

Cooking – Absorption method

For every Cup (200g) of soaked Brown Rice, add 1 – 1.25 cups of water and Salt to taste

For every Cup (200g) of unsoaked Brown Rice, add 1.25 -1.5 cups of water and Salt to taste

Bring the rice to a boil and then simmer on low heat with the lid on until the water has evaporated and small holes have formed.

Serve.

Cooking – Rapid boil method

For every Cup (200g) of Brown Rice (soaked or unsoaked) add 5 cups of water salted to taste.

Boil with lid off for approximately 35-40 mins depending on the desired texture. Strain and serve.