March 9, 2010

The Forbidden Rice...Black Rice.

Shrimp & Vegetables over Steamed Black Rice

 Black rice (Forbidden Rice) is a heirloom variety of rice cultivated in Asia.

Soaking and cooking reveals the true color of black rice, which is actually a rich purple.
The rice is naturally high in iron, which causes the dense purple color, and it is also high in fiber, since the bran is left on the rice.
Black rice also carries a variety of other valuable vitamins and minerals and supplies several important amino acids.
As a general rule, black rice should be cooked with two cups of water to every one cup of rice, and it will need to cook for 20 to 30 minutes after soaking, or 60 minutes if you cook unsoaked rice.   
( I soak my rice for an hour before cooking in my rice cooker. )

 Saute peeled, headless shrimp with
mushrooms (sliced in half), sliced green peppers and onions.
For the sauce I used some fish oil, soy sauce, Asian 5 spice seasoning, lemon pepper and garlic salt to taste.
As the veggies cook they produce a lot of water, so add a paste of 2 tbl. cornstarch with a bit of thicken the broth.
The last few minutes add about 1 1/2 cups shredded cabbage.
Serve over the steamed black rice!

Enjoy your food! 
Healthy & Delicious!



Chow and Chatter said...

wow this looks amazing what a great history and recipe love it
I write for The Great American Spice Company could I feature this and link to you?
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Celestial Charms said...

Love this post. I really want to try this recipe, minus the shrimp. I'm not a shrimp lover, but I think this as a vegetarian dish is just terrific for me.
Thanks for sharing.

My Passionate Pink Life said...

That looks so good, I'm going to have to try it....I like anything with rice...yum! Thanks for the recipe...have a sweet day! hugs, Jennifer

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I love the recipe, and the history of it-this is something I need to get my man to make! :)

Kissed by an Angel said...

That looks delicious!!! I must try the black rice!!
xxxx said...

All of a sudden, my peanut butter sandwich for lunch doesn't sound nearly as good. I want some shrimp and rice!!!

Auntie Cake said...

YUM, you have made me most hungry! And your house-for-sale quilt is BBEAUTIFUL!

vivian said...

sounds and looks great..except for the fish oil.. If I were to make it, do you think I could use a different oil? I wish I had a cook who I could just tell what to make for me. HOw awesome would that be! I would give her some days off of course, because sometimes I do like to cook! but most of the time it would so much better to have someone else prepare it for me!
have a great day!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love all kinds of rice...I'll look for this! I like wild rice...I wonder if it has some of the black rice in the mix! ♥

grammy said...

Loved the house for sale quilt (o:
love to learn stuff here. I will have to try that rice.

The Strawberry Mallard said... we are talkin' good and good for you food!
TY for the reminder will have to hit the "good" grocery mart tomorrow!!!!

koralee said...

I have only had wild rice..this black rice looks amazing. I think I will give it a try...happy week my friend. xo

Just a little something from Judy said...

I like rice in any form. I like to learn the history behind the foods I eat, and I always enjoy receiving highly recommended recipes. Thanks for sharing this one. It sounds really good to me!

Sandra said... I am getting hungry! You asked about my Cricut. I have the Cricut Expression with the wider carriage for cutting. Now that I have had time to go through the booklet and experiment with it I am really enjoying using it...especially since I do not like to cut things out by hand. It can cut regular paper to chipboard, fabric and vinyl so it really gives me a lot of options. I do like mine and I am glad my husband gave it to me for Christmas! Sandra

dj said...

looks sooooo yummy....i have never heard nor seen black rice....interesting.


Velva said...

I have seen black rice often but, have yet toe xperience it. Your dish really inspires me. Love it. Thanks for sharing.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

I can't say I have ever tried black rice - thanks for the history behind it.

myletterstoemily said...

i have never heard of black rice and am
always looking for more nutritious

thank you!

how do your teeth look after eating? :)

Mags said...

LOVE this recipe, minus the shrimp (I'm allergic to shellfish) But I can totally see using chicken with this. YUM!

nikki said...

Black Forbidden Rice has such a lovely texture and color, it's a weekly favorite!

s said...

great the looks just fantastic!

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