Organic Black Rice (Forbidden) – 453.59 g (16 oz.)
Prima Pure Organic Forbidden Black Rice, also known as the Emperor's Rice, Longevity rice or Chinese Black Rice is a glutinous medium-grain rice. When cooked it has a slightly sticky texture with a silky dark indigo color. Chinese folklore has it that this ancient grain was once eaten exclusively by Chinese Emperors’ to ensure long life and good health.
It can be substituted for white rice to add texture and depth to any dish. This rice is very versatile with both savory and sweet dishes.
The bran hull (outermost layer) of the black rice, contains one of the highest levels of antioxidant anthocyanin found in food. Antioxidants safeguards the body against free radicals, possesses anti-inflammatory properties, among other benefits.
Forbidden Black Rice is high in fibre, antioxidants, and has the highest protein level of any rice.
For a more eye-catching color and complimenting textures, try these ideas:
- Use in sushi rolls to add visual interest and add a lavish, unusual twist
- Perfect in Poke Bowls
- Desserts such as, rice pudding, rice balls
The Indigo color is great for staining other foods
- Rich, sweet nutty flavor
- Black grains fluff to shiny, dark indigo when cooked
- Slightly sticky cooked texture
In this recipe, we love the striking balance of color, mildly sweet, nutty flavor of the black rice paired with the tuna, cucumbers, tomatoes and guacamole.