Black Rice

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A strain of rice that has currency as both a food and medicine. It owes its dark colour to the high concentration of anthocyanins, which are potent antioxidants. It is regarded as a ‘superfood’ that may lower the risk of cancer—due to its high concentrations of fibre, B vitamins, niacin, vitamin E, calcium, magnesium, iron, and zinc
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Options include ZaZen Rice Medley with Shiitake mushrooms, almonds and Nori dried Seaweed, Hiroba Rice Medley with lentils turmeric and whole clove and Zen Meditation with Forbidden Rice.
In my recipe, which is made using black forbidden rice, the grains are slightly chewy, the flavor is slightly nutty, and the color is deep purple.
Chinese research has also found that forbidden rice benefits the stomach, blood circulation, kidneys and spleen.
Options include Java Barbequed Tempeh with Quinoa, Tangerine Forbidden Rice, and Tuscan Pesto Pasta with (vegan) Alfredo Sauce, but the best is the Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Romesco Sauce, featuring sweet roasted corn, red peppers, and onions.
We used Forbidden Rice from Lotus Foods, which cooks in just 30 minutes.
Three-course meals (around $100) feature unusual dishes such as pancetta-wrapped filet mignon, truffled mac and cheese and Thai curry with forbidden rice & baby bok choy.
Menu selections change daily but for July might include: skillet roasted Pemaquid mussels with rosemary, lavender & lime; chilled spinach & pea tendril soup with creme fraiche & rock crab; tea brined duck breast with puree of French lentils; arugula, fennel & strawberry panzanella; roasted halibut with forbidden rice, milkweed shoots, fennel & beet vinaigrette; local Maine cheese platters; frozen vanilla bean terrine with hazelnut brittle, organic strawberries and local honey.
Forbidden Rice is a black heirloom grain prized for its fragrant aroma, nutty taste, deep purple color and nutritional value.
Best Gluten-Free Pasta: Lotus Foods Forbidden Rice Ramen with Miso Soup Finalists: Ancient Harvest Quinoa Rotelle; Tolerant Organic Red Lentil Penne
Scallops and Forbidden Rice with Roasted Cipollini Vinaigrette
The three-course themed dinner menu will include a beet salad and beet agnolotti with a choice entree of either "The Dark Forest" charred beef with wild mushrooms and forbidden rice or "The Dark Sea" with black garlic pasta, mussels and smoked broth.
Among the flavors that Falkner is working with, guests can count on a little spice, whether it is from the Cajun-inspired Shrimp, Andouille and Grits served with braised okra and roasted poblano peppers, or the Asian influences in the Vegetable Curry with Forbidden Rice and Soft Shell Crab Pad Thai.