I recently tried my hand at cooking forbidden rice. Also known as black or purple rice, it has a number of health benefits and can be used in sweet and savory meals.
Health Benefits of Forbidden Rice
+ Anti oxidants that fight the damage of free radicals
+ Rich in vitamins
+ Healthy serving of fiber
+ More anthocyains per serving than blueberries. Anthocyains help fight skin damage.
Ways to Eat Forbidden Rice
Now that I’ve shared some of the health benefits of forbidden rice, here are a few ways I’ve tried it. In all cases, I cooked the rice like I would regular rice and used it in a few different ways to make a complete meal. The possibilities are limitless with a little imagination.
Clockwise form top left
1. Uncooked forbidden rice
2. Forbidden rice served with baked lemon pepper fish and brussel sprouts with a squeeze of lemon
3. Quick snack of baked eggplant fries, forbidden rice, yogurt and pineapple. (I loved this one because it was a great blend of crunchy, chewy and a touch of sweet.)
4. Forbidden rice salad with smoked salmon and ginger served with a side of spinach, tomatoes and pickled onions
These were all scrumptious meals and I look forward to trying some more ideas on the sweet side. Next up? Forbidden rice with coconut milk and honey.
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