Black rice, also known as forbidden rice, nerone rice or purple rice, is gaining popularity. This is thanks to its dramatic colour, uniquely nutty-sweet taste, and remarkable health benefits. Black rice is high in fibre, iron and vitamin E, and a good source of protein. Research has shown that one spoonful of black rice even contains more anthocyanin antioxidants than the equivalent amount of blueberries.
Add 2 1/4 cup water or broth, and 1 cup rinsed black rice to a saucepan. Over medium-high heat, bring the water to a boil. Add the salt, reduce heat, cover, and cook for about 30-35 minutes.
Resist the urge to open the lid too often to check on the rice because this will let a lot of steam out. Continue cooking until the rice is tender and chewy, and all water is absorbed. Take off the heat and let it stand covered for about 5 to 10 minutes, then fluff with a fork and serve. Soak black rice ahead of time to speed up cooking time.
Ingredients: Organic Black Rice (100%) *Allergens in bold **This product may contain traces of allergens due to possible cross-contamination.