Pineapple Black Fried Rice
Black rice, also called forbidden rice, gives this dish from New York chef JJ Johnson its striking appearance. “Kids love fried rice,” says Johnson. “And it’s a perfect vehicle for sneaking in some fruits and veggies.” This black rice is stir-fried with edamame, bean sprouts, and juicy diced pineapple. Slideshow: More Fried Rice Recipes
Black rice, which often turns dark purple once cooked, has a mild, nutty taste similar to brown rice. Also referred to as “forbidden rice,” it’s a great source of iron, vitamins and antioxidants. You can use black rice anywhere you’d use white rice—as a simple side dish, in stir-fry and even in a rice pudding. Here, our best black rice recipes.
Risotto Nero with Squash & Burrata
Oakes makes this gorgeous risotto with Venere black rice, a naturally black short-grain rice. The glossy grains are especially striking served with the golden butternut squash puree and creamy white burrata. Slideshow: Rice Pilaf RecipesRecipe from Food & Wine Best New Chefs All-Star Cookbook
Black Rice with Stir-Fried Cabbage and Peanut Sauce
Forbidden black rice is a favored heirloom variety of rice that’s especially high in anti-oxidants and treasured for its deep hue and nutty taste. In this dish, it’s served with stir-fried cabbage and a spicy peanut sauce accompaniment. Slideshow: More Stir Fry Recipes