Forbidden Rice Recipe

Black Rice recipe ideas

Have you ever tried forbidden rice or black rice? If you haven’t I highly recommend it. There are many benefits of eating forbidden rice. It is high in fiber, contains essential amino acids, minerals like iron, vitamins like folic acid and vitamin E and lots of antioxidants (even more than Blueberries!)

I discovered forbidden rice about 4 years ago. I was browsing through the supermarket looking for brown rice and quinoa and saw this bag with this black stuff in it that look just like rice but I had never seen before. Reading the label, I immediately picked it up and put it in my shopping cart. Since that day, I’ve become a fan and today I am sharing with you one of the many recipes you can make with black rice.

Anything you make with white or brown rice, you can certainly make with black rice. It takes the same amount of time to cook, and although the flavor is certainly different from white rice (I find it a lot richer, more flavorful and more fun to eat!), it is so worth it to include it in your grocery list and cook with it.

And I have a story to share: I brought black rice to the office one day and I am sitting in the lunch room with two of my co-workers. One of them peeks at my food and asks: is that black rice? While the other one looked puzzled at the question. I said Yes! it is, and is tastes so good! I love it. I offered them to try it but they both said no thank you. The co-worker that asked the questions says: it’s so funny you brought it to the office today, yesterday I was reading an article about it and how it is comparable to brown rice but it may even be healthier!

I love when I can share my “unique” food with other people who are interested!

Today I am mixing it with ginger and vegetables to make a super meal. Imagine how amazing your body feels after eating all those incredible nutrients from the fresh vegetables, the anti-inflammatory properties of ginger and the richness of forbidden rice, yum!

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Forbidden Rice Recipe
Black rice (or forbidden rice) is amazing for you. Loaded with tons of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants it should become a staple food in your household. This recipe is made with ginger, which is a known anti-inflammatory food and vegetables to add more nutrition! Easy to make and delicious to take as part of your lunch or eat for dinner. Enjoy!
Black rice recipe with veggies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Black rice recipe with veggies
  1. Wash all the vegetables
  2. Add 1 cup of forbidden rice into a pot and 2-1/2 cups of water, mix and add salt to taste
  3. Cook at medium-low heat until the water simmers on top of the black rice. Cover once most of the water has evaporated
  4. In the meantime, shred the ginger and cook it with the onions on a tablespoon of water
  5. Chop the italian pepper and add it to the ginger and onions
  6. Cut the larger mushrooms in half and cook them with the peppers, onions and ginger
  7. Shred the carrot and add it to all the vegetables
  8. Add salt to the vegetables and mix well
  9. Cook for 2 minutes
  10. Mix the black rice with the cooked vegetables once the rice is done
  11. Serve warm and enjoy!
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