Our savory, herbaceous Red River Coriander is an heirloom varietal with small, dark seeds. It is aromatic and boldly flavored, with earthy undertones and just a touch of lemon zest. Grind fresh or add it to dishes that are going to simmer for a long time, so that the nutty, herbaceous flavor is allowed to truly bloom.
This coriander is grown by a collective of Hmong farmers along the Red River in the northern highlands Vietnam. Coriander, the seed of the cilantro plant, is ubiquitous in Vietnamese and other South East Asian cuisines where the entire plant — seed, leaves and roots — are used to season and garnish dishes.
- Grind and sprinkle over root vegetables before roasting
- Crush and combine with toasted chilis, cumin, garlic and tomato paste and lemon juice for a homemade harissa
- Finely grind and combine with cardamom or orange zest in a Bundt cake
We worked with our longtime partners at DACE, a social enterprise in the northern highlands of Vietnam, to connect with the farmers growing the spices for this blend. DACE works with farmers in the Hmong ethnic minority to transition to growing high-value, heirloom spices using regenerative practices. Farming in the remote highlands of northern Vietnam is not easy. The region's mountainous landscape and climate aren't suitable for producing large food crops such as rice or corn. Growing spice varieties allows farmers to use traditional organic practices on small fields, which are irrigated by collected rain water.
Buffalo Ginger was the first crop that farmers began to grow in collaboration with DACE. The regional conditions and soil quality resulted in an intense, flavorful ginger perfect for dehydrating and grinding. DACE supplies training and seedlings to farmers and sterilizes, dries and grind the freshly harvested spices and prepares them for export. They control the quality of their products and provide meaningful economic opportunities from seedling to export.
DACE, named for the small, resilient river fish of the same name, plays an important role in partnering with local farmers to facilitate these economic opportunities, drive gender equality and move toward more sustainable agricultural practices.
As with all spices from Burlap and Barrel, just so delicious. Fresh and aromatic
Very versatile spice that we use in lots of dishes from salads to soups to curries. It has a very concentrated flavor, so a little goes a long way.
Most Fragrant! Love the Grinder!
I am addicted to all the spices & how fragrant they are! Coriander is absolutely the best. Use it in vegetables, with chicken or fish. I love it on eggs as well.
I love Burlap & Barrel products. I just ordered the Red River Coriander and believe me it is almost gone. I have not bought anything that I did not like. My favorites are: Black Urfa Chile, Black Lime, everything!!! There are one or two that I have not used yet but so far, I love the fast delivery, the history of the products and the cooperation with the businesses you get products through! D the Cook!