Organic Forbidden Rice

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Lotus Foods

Lotus Foods is a certified B Corp (Benefit Corporation) meaning they are committed to using their business for social and environmental change. Their "More Crop Per Drop" program helps small scale farmers to double or triple their yield while using 80-90% less seed and 50% less water.

Nutrition Facts
Valeur nutritive

Serving Size: 1/4 cup (45 g)
Amount per Serving
Teneur par portion
% Daily Value
% valeur quotidienne
Calories / Calories: 150 Fat / Lipide: 1.5 g2% Saturated / saturés: 0 g0% + Trans / trans: 0 g Cholesterol / Cholestérol: 0 mg Sodium / Sodium: 0 mg0% Carbohydrate / Glucides: 32 g11% Fibre / Fibres: 2 g9% Sugars / Sucres: 1 g Protein / protéines: 5 g
Vitamin A / Vitamine A: 0% Vitamin C / Vitamine C: 0% Calcium / Calcium: 0% Iron / Fer: 6%


Ingredients: Organic black rice Product Status: Certified Organic Organic Certifying Body: Pro-Cert Country of Origin: China Warning: This product may contain sesame, soy, wheat and gluten.

Curried Beef Rice Bowl Recipe

1 ½ tsp canola oil
1 Tbl mild curry powder
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 lb lean ground beef
1 1/3 C forbidden rice, well rinsed
2 C shredded carrots
1 C frozen green peas
3 C hot chicken broth
Fresh cilantro, chopped for garnish
Lemon wedges, for garnish

1. Rinse rice in a pot or rice cooker, cover with water, swoosh around, then drain.
2. Heat oil in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add curry powder, cumin, coriander, and cinnamon, stirring quickly to combine. Crumble in beef and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up clumps, 3-4 minutes, until beef is browned. Stir in rice, carrots, and peas until combined.
3. Add broth and bring to a boil. Cover skillet and reduce heat to low. Cook 16 minutes. Remove from heat, keep covered, and let stand 5 minutes, until all liquid is absorbed into the pilaf.
4. Uncover and fluff pilaf with a fork. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve with lemon wedges.

Cooking Instructions

1. Cook 1 part forbidden rice in 2 parts water.
2. Bring the water to a boil, cover the pot, reduce to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes.
3. Still covered, remove the pot from the heat, let sit for 15 minutes, then fluff with a fork.


Forbidden rice is a black rice. Its appearance is black because of its bran, but changes to a dark purple when cooked. Forbidden rice is rich in iron, fibre, and anthocyanins (antioxidants).


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