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Forbidden Rice aka Black Rice

RRPRRP Posts: 21,297
edited 1:04PM in EggHead Forum
I happen to love rice and if it weren't for my will power I'd have rice with nearly every meal!...there I admitted I'm a Rice-a-holic! One of my favorite sources has become this company Lotus Foods and one of my favorite rices is Forbidden Rice. It is truly rice and is black - not the grass passed off to consumers as "wild rice". Even the color makes for an interesting plating presentation alternative.

So happens they are having a sale on it and other rices - so you might want to take a look if you live somewhere like I do and there is only limited oriental food choices available.

L, M, S, Mini
Dunlap, IL
Re-gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time...


  • Bear 007Bear 007 Posts: 343
    I love it too, I could have it every night also. I do like the grass seed but lately Ive been getting into forbidden rice. I get it up here from a bulk food place for 4.50 lb. I really don't know what dish would show it off though.
  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,297
    what I meant was a dollop of black rice instead of white rice on a plate of colored vegetables and a red meat etc. One time I ended up with left over black rice and corn and mixed the two. Not only did that make a "different" looking side dish it was a surprisingly tasty blend of two different foods.
    L, M, S, Mini
    Dunlap, IL
    Re-gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time...

  • WoodbutcherWoodbutcher Posts: 1,004
    Thanks for the link. Really interesting store. I wasn't aware of some of the different types that they carry.
  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,297
    Thanks - I just bought a bag of their Jasmine, but haven't tried it yet. Funny thing is I never even tasted rice until I was like 30 years old, thinking I hated it for some unknown reason! OTOH I was also that way about spinach too which I love now OTOH I still have an aversion to apple sauce :sick: and tapioca :sick: !
    L, M, S, Mini
    Dunlap, IL
    Re-gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time...

  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 8,181
    Love the black forbidden rice. Here is a dish I do sometimes for groups and the forbidden rice is a great substitute for the wild grass seed I have been using.

    Salad, Rice, White/Wild, First Communion, Richard Fl

    1 1/2 Cups Wild Rice, Uncooked
    1 Cup Jasmine Rice, Uncooked
    1 Whole Fresh Mangoes
    1 Pkg. Golden Raisins or 2 cans Mandarin Oranges, chopped
    1 Pkg. Dried Cranberries
    3/4 Cup Coarsely Chopped Pecans
    2-3 Bunches Scallions, Green Tops Chopped
    Raspberry Vinegar
    Soy Sauce

    1 Cook each rice separately, cool and mix. Best done day before.
    2 Mix all ingredients except dressing.
    3 Mix dressing separately until desired flavor is obtained, about 1 1/2 cups total. Pour over ingredients and stir slowly. Chill.

    Yield: 1 Gallon Ziploc

    Recipe Type
    Salad, Side Dish

    Recipe Source
    Source: BGE Forum, Richard Fl, 2009/05/03
  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,297
    Thanks! That looks delicious! I gotta try that so it's printed off!
    L, M, S, Mini
    Dunlap, IL
    Re-gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time...

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