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Great Grains: Forbidden Black Rice


Learn the amazing health benefits of this delicious and exotic gluten free grain! In this brief episode, Kirstin Stephenson - licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, demonstrates how to properly cook Forbidden Black Rice, while examining many of it's unique health properties.

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Forbidden Black Rice

Forbidden Black Rice

Good for:
Side Dish

Key ingredients:
Forbidden Black Rice


1 cup forbidden black rice
(soaked overnight for shorter cooking)

2 cups of water

  • Arugula
  • Beets
  • Carrots


Step 1: To take down the cooking time rinse thouroughly, and then saok overnight in a bowl with just enough water to cover the top.

Step 2: Bring 2 cups of water to a boil, add your presoaked black rice

Step 3: Turn the heat down and let simmer for about 25-30 min or until all the water is absorbed and the rice is a nice fluffy texture (will be less fluffy then traditional rice)

If you choose not to pre soak your rice, bring 3 cups of water to a boil and simmer for 50-60 minutes.

Key Ingredients

Forbidden Black Rice
Forbidden Black Rice

The main thing that separates Black Rice from all the other varieties of rice is its amazingly strong Antioxidant properties; which come from its pigment. This is the same type of pigment found in other types ... Learn More »

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