Forbidden Black Rice Recipe: Antioxidant Rich, Gluten-free & Low-sodium by 30Seconds Food

Forbidden Black Rice Recipe: Antioxidant Rich, Gluten-free & Low-sodium

Black rice, also called purple rice and forbidden rice, is a healthy and delicious alternative to plain white rice. The rice is thought to have originated in China and other areas of Asia.

Black rice is nutty and a wonderful side dish with dinner or as part of a grain bowl or salad. The health benefits of black rice is another reason to add this healthy grain to your diet. Black rice is full of nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants, and may boost heart health, reduce cancer risks, support eye health and aid in weight loss. The rice gets its color from a pigment called anthocyanin, which is rich in antioxidants. Black rice is also naturally gluten-free.

Not sure how to cook black rice? Here is a basic recipe for black rice. This healthy grain recipe may be your new favorite low-sodiumgluten-free side dish!

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Cuisine: Asian / American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes plus 10 minutes to sit
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4


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Recipe Notes

  • Instead of water, use vegetable broth, chicken broth or beef broth.
  • Add a squirt of fresh lemon to the cooked rice for a little brightness.
  • You an add salt to the water with the rice, if you like.
  • Store the rice in an airtight container in the fridge.

Here's how to make it: 

  • Combine the rice, olive oil and water in a saucepot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for about 30 minutes.
  • Remove the pot from the heat and let it sit, covered, for about 10 minutes. Fluff and serve. 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 250

Total Fat: 23.8g

Saturated Fat: 3.3g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 0mg

Total Carbohydrate: 10.8g

Dietary Fiber: 0.8g

Total Sugars: 0.2g

Protein: 1.5g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 0mg

Iron: 0mg

Potassium: 0mg

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