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Lotus Foods Heirloom Forbidden Black Rice® -- 15 oz

Lotus Foods Heirloom Forbidden Black Rice®
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Lotus Foods Heirloom Forbidden Black Rice® -- 15 oz

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Lotus Foods Heirloom Forbidden Black Rice® Description

  • Healthier Rice for a Healthier Life™
  • 100% Whole Grain
  • 60 g or more per serving

Lotus Foods rices are selected for superior taste, fast and easy cooking, and nutritional value. We partner in fair trade with small family farmers to preserve local biodiversity and grow rice more sustainably. This means more healthy rice choices for you and your family, a cleaner environment, and improved quality of life for farmers.


Better For You

Legend has it this ancient grain, referred to as "longevity rice", was reserved fort he emperors of China. Treasured for its delicious roasted nutty taste, soft texture and beautiful deep purple color, Forbidden Rice is a natural source of antioxidants called anthocyanins - purple pigments also found in blueberries and acai - but without the sugar. A dramatic presence on any plate, this wholesome rice cooks in only 30 minutes. Now you can eat like an emperor every day!


Better For People

Forbidden Rice is grown on hundreds of small family farms in Heilongjiang, the Black Dragon River region of China's northeast provinces. Their price premiums translate directly into more income, better health, and brighter prospects for these families.


Combine 1¾ cups 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.


1 cup raw rice yields 3 cups cooked rice.


Use in any rice dish or cuisine, from savory to sweet. Great for pilafs, puddings, salads, soups, stir-fries and stuffings. Makes a nutritious breakfast cereal, including jook. Or just enjoy steamed plain with a vegetable, seafood or meat entree.

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1/3 cup (60 g)
Servings per Container: 7
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
  Calories from Fat20
Total Fat2 g3%
   Saturated Fat0 g0%
   Trans Fat0 g*
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Sodium0 mg0%
Potassium175 mg4%
Total Carbohydrates43 g14%
   Dietary Fiber3 g10%
   Sugars1 g*
Protein6 g*
Vitamin A0%
Vitamin C0%
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Black Rice. Product of China.
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Black Rice Salad with Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Citrus Vinaigrette

Would you like a side of rice with that? Before you plop a scoopful next to your main course, consider the competition vying for real estate on your plate. When you’ve got savory favorites like sweet potato mash, quinoa pilafs and herbed baked potatoes, does plain rice really measure up? If you’re serving scoops of black rice tossed with roasted Brussels sprouts, crisp celery and a tangy citrus vinaigrette, it definitely deserves a prime spot. Clear room on your plate--you'll want a generous serving.

Black rice and roasted Brussels sprouts side dish on white plate #sidedishes

Black Rice Salad with Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Citrus Vinaigrette

Serves 4


½ cup uncooked black rice (forbidden rice)
1 pound Brussels sprouts, tailed and quartered
1 cup diced celery
½ tsp. salt
1 cup water
1 Tbsp. refined avocado oil or extra-virgin olive oil


2 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
1 Tbsp. cold-pressed flaxseed oil
¼ cup clementine juice (from 2 clementines) or orange juice
Ground black pepper, to taste


  1. In a medium-size pan, combine rice and water. Bring to a boil, reduce to simmer and cook covered for 40 minutes. When finished, remove from heat and let steam for 5 minutes while still covered.
  2. While rice cooks, preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  3. On a large baking sheet, toss Brussels sprouts with avocado oil and roast for 15-20 minutes until slightly softened.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine cooked rice, celery and salt and toss to combine. Add roasted sprouts and toss to combine.
  5. In a small bowl, combine white wine vinegar, flaxseed oil, juice and pepper. Pour dressing over salad and toss to coat.
  6. Serve chilled, warm or at room temperature.
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