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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Choose from raw vegetable rolls, avocado dip, our famous forbidden rice bowl, sea bream tacos or brick chicken.
In the evenings, the restaurant's a la carte dinner menu will feature dishes such as Thai rice salad, Malaysian style braised lamb shank with black forbidden rice and a light and refreshing halo halo dessert.
Forbidden rice: High in nutritional value, this rice is also known as black rice.
The main was crispy butternut squash katsu, toasted coconut, tumeric, ginger and forbidden rice - which was not only superb, but also accentuated the tale of Buck in the boldest way.
Also known as 'forbidden rice', it was consumed thousands of years ago by Chinese royalty.
"We've definitely seen a growing interest in whole grains, and especially pigmented grains beyond brown, which are black and red in color," reports Caryl Levine, co-founder and co-CEO of Lotus Foods, a company that offers Forbidden Rice, Red Rice, Brown Jasmine and Millet and Brown Rice Ramen Noodles and Pad Thai Noodles--all certified organic and made with whole grains.
This speciality rice -- once known as 'the forbidden rice of the Emperor' -- is now grown in Italy as well as China.
Single-origin chocolate bars, products that call out Bourbon or Madagascar vanilla, and the Heirloom Forbidden Rice from Lotus Foods speak to the evolving consumers' quest for authenticity.
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.
This philosophy extends to the selection of grains available in the bar, such as red and white quinoa, lentils, and black forbidden rice.
The trickiest course to place geographically was the starter - a smoked lamb tartare with curry emulsion, "forbidden rice" and lamb gastrique.
One of the more popular varieties of exotic rice is "black pearl forbidden rice" with its nutty hint of chocolate, a flavor profile as appealing as the deep amethyst color it turns when cooked.