Black forbidden rice is an heirloom medium-grain rice that is native to Asia. It’s now used in a variety of cuisines around the world, thanks to its mild flavor and chewy texture. In this guide to black forbidden rice, you’ll find tips, ideas for using, and links to recipes.
Black rice has a slightly sweet, nutty flavor and has been eaten throughout the region for thousands of years. The grain’s dark purple hues come from high levels of the antioxidant, anthocyanin which is also responsible for the deep coloration of eggplant, blueberries, and grapes.