{fun facts about flavourful forbidden rice}

20 Jul


{colourful, too!!!}


fun facts about flavourful forbidden rice {also known as “black rice”}:

– it’s {drumroll, please}… gluten-free!!

– it’s rare {which to me, just immediately makes it cooler!}

– it is cultivated in small amounts – in its early days, was only harvested for the emperor {of china!}

– helps support a healthy heart and healthy cholesterol levels

– it’s rich in iron and offers a comprehensive range of amino acids

– it is much higher in protein and fiber than any of its cousins – brown, white, or purple

– makes a fun “risotto” or sticky pudding

is extremely fragrant and beautiful on a plate

gentler on the body, easier to digest than its cousins

– contains high levels of antioxidants {i mean, duh – look at that colour!}


you can find forbidden rice in health food stores or online. these days, you could probably even find it in your local grocery store, as i notice many of the mainstream chains are stocking more and more of this kind of thing as of late. 🙂


2 Responses to “{fun facts about flavourful forbidden rice}”

  1. chef mimi July 21, 2015 at 9:56 am #

    it’s funny, cause just yesterday i was asking everyone’s opinions on forbidden rice. Personally, i think it’s cooler because of the color, but don’t notice a specifically unique flavor. And I only eat whole grains. But I do buy it for fun!

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    • cooking with audrey July 21, 2015 at 3:03 pm #

      hey mimi! that’s so funny indeed – great minds think alike eh?? 😉 I find forbidden rice to be just more nutty in flavour … but my palate tends to pick up on subtleties pretty easily … Im such a foodie! 😉


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