This fantastic black rice has walnuts to make it crunchy, delicious, and packed with nutrients like iron and fiber. In this article, you will find how to learn to cook this amazing grain!
Thanks to its nutty flavor and its striking purple hue, black rice, also called forbidden rice, is one of the most delicious dishes in the world. It is versatile, you can add it to salads and bowls, with seafood, etc. This rice is a rare variety of traditional rice. Compared to other types of rice, it has a low yield, so it is not grown as much as higher-yielding conventional varieties. Even in ancient China, it was rare. The name "forbidden rice" comes from the fact that only ancient Chinese royalty could eat it. Its preparation is simple, very simple, and its mixture of flavors is perfect for any palate, it is ideal for a different dinner during the week, it is a healthy and light side dish!
- 1 cup of uncooked forbidden black rice, rinsed
- 1¾ cups of water
- 1 teaspoon of extra-virgin olive oil
- Combine the rice, water, and olive oil in a medium pot and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and let it sit, covered, for 10 more minutes. Fluff with a fork.