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Exotic Forbidden Black Rice

A Nutritious and Flavorful Side Dish

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Exotic Forbidden Black Rice

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 5 minutesCook time: 35 minutesRest time: minutesTotal time: 40 minutesServings:4 servingsCalories:266 kcal Best Season:Suitable throughout the year


Dive into the rich, nutty flavors of black rice, also known as forbidden rice. This dish is not only visually stunning but also packed with nutrients, making it a perfect accompaniment to any meal.



  1. Heat the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the black rice, onion, and almonds, stirring frequently until they are lightly toasted, which should take about 5 to 10 minutes. Pour in the water and add the bouillon. Bring the mixture to a boil, then lower the heat, cover the saucepan, and let it simmer until the rice is tender and the liquid has been absorbed, approximately 25 to 30 minutes.


  • – Black rice has a natural nutty flavor and chewy texture, making it a unique addition to your meals.
    – This rice pairs well with a variety of dishes, from stir-fries to salads.
    – Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Keywords:Black rice, forbidden rice, healthy side dish, nutritious rice, vegan

Can I use a rice cooker for this recipe?

Yes, you can use a rice cooker by following the same water-to-rice ratio and cooking it according to your rice cooker’s instructions.

Is black rice the same as wild rice?

No, black rice and wild rice are different. Black rice is a type of heirloom rice, while wild rice is actually a type of grass seed.

Can I add other seasonings or ingredients?

Absolutely! You can add herbs, spices, or even vegetables to enhance the flavor of the black rice.

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