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
To cook black rice (also called “forbidden rice”), in a medium saucepan, bring 1 2/3 cups water and 1 cup black rice to a boil over moderate heat. Simmer, covered, over moderately low heat until tender, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat, and let stand 5 minutes. Scrape the rice onto a large rimmed baking sheet to cool completely.