Legend has it that this ancient grain, referred to as â€œlongevity rice,â€ was eaten exclusively by the emperors of China to increase health and ensure a long life. This medium-size heirloom rice is treasured for itâ€™sÂ delicious roasted nutty taste, soft texture, nutritional contentÂ andÂ beautiful deep purple color. Lotus Foods has been purchasing our Forbidden RiceÂ® from small family farms in the Black Dragon River region of China's sub-arctic Northeast provinces for over 20 years. This whole grain is a natural source of magnesium, protein and fiber.
Combine 1 Â¾ cups of water, 1 cup rice and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil over high heat. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove from heat. Let stand covered for a few minutes. Fluff and serve. A rice cooker may be used with the same water-to-rice ratio.
A dramatic presence on any plate, this rice lends itself to:Â
- Sprinkled in salads and soups
- Puddings and breakfast cereals
Vegan â€¢ Whole Grain â€¢ Gluten-Free â€¢ Non-GMO â€¢ Ready to eat in 3 minutes