Forbidden rice recipe:
1 cup of forbidden rice
2 1/2 cups of water
3 stalks of scallion chopped
1/4 bunch of fresh thyme
1 scotch bonnet pepper
2 tsp of all spice
2 tsp of seasoned sea salt
1/2 cup of fresh coconut milk
Rinse 1 cup of forbidden rice thoroughly. Add 2 1/2 cups of water to pot and bring to a boil. Add all ingredients into the water and mix well. Add forbidden rice and cook on medium high for about 10 minutes or until the rice is visible on the entire surface of the pot. Once the rice is visible, stir well, put the heat on low and allow to cook for about 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, turn off stove and give the rice one last mix. Remove thyme stems and serve.
Forbidden Rice –
black rice, also known as forbidden rice is an ancient variety of whole grain rice which is dark/black/purple in colour. When black rice is cooked it turns dark purple. Black rice gets its dark color from the antioxidant called anthocyanin. It’s the same nutrient that is found in many purple-colored fruits and vegetables such as blueberries and eggplant. Black rice is very nutritious. It’s high in antioxidants, protein, and fiber and is a good source of iron. Black rice is gluten free. Whole grains are ideal for those with health issues like thyroid, pcos, and diabetes. The outer bran in the rice is the reason why it takes longer time to cook. Generally 1:2 ratio is ideal, if using small quantity then 1:4 is ideal. Also, it depends on the type of rice you are using and way you are cooking it. I noticed that this particular rice needs 2 1/2 cups of water for 1 cup black rice. Black rice has much lesser calories but is high in fibre, so ideal for weight loss and weight management.
(THE FORBIDDEN 🚫 RICE)
Black Rice is known for its high nutritional and aphrodisiac properties (also known as the forbidden rice)
It’s a pleasant aromatic wholemeal rice that cooks in 40 minutes (if not soaked) releasing a special aroma of both sandalwood and freshly cooked bread.
This recipe centres on how I cook the perfect Black Venus rice whilst cutting down the cooking time.
The intensely nutty flavour and aromatic woody smell of the rice makes it one of my favourite ingredients in the world.
Forbidden Black Rice!
Why Should You Be Eating It This Healthy Rice – Forbidden Black Rice! Black rice, one of the most healthy, cherished and protected foods since ancient times, a forbidden food, because it believes, that this particular assortment of rice has the power to prolong life, and therefore, it has gained his name: “rice of longevity”. Black rice brings multiple benefits for health, in preventing and treating serious conditions such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, hypertension or Alzheimer’s disease. Consuming of one serving of black rice, each day, leads to strengthening the bones and muscles, energizing the body and prolongation of his youth.
Besides these health benefits, eating black rice helps improve memory and blood circulation fluidity, it is suitable also for people with diabetes.
Forbidden Black Rice
The Forbidden Rice.
Despite being less popular than brown rice or wild rice, black rice, known as forbidden rice, is an ancient grain that has even more impressive health benefits than most other closely related rice varieties.
Not only is it the type of rice that is richest in powerful disease-fighting antioxidants, but it also contains dietary fiber, anti-inflammatory properties, and has the ability to help stop the development of diabetes, cancer, heart disease and even weight gain.
Black rice has been eaten in regions of Asia for thousands of years; in fact for centuries it was reserved for only Chinese royalty. Today this type of rice is picking up in popularity and popping up in more health food stores across the US, Australia, and Europe, as people discover the numerous health benefits that whole grain black rice has to offer.
Black Rice Forbidden Rice Nutrition.
One serving of black or forbidden rice contains only around 160 calories, but offers a very high number of flavonoid phytonutrients, a good source of important fiber, substantial mineral content including iron and copper, and even a good source of plant based protein. Just the outside hull of the grain has one of the highest levels of anthocyanin antioxidants of any food!