Eat this for longevity! 🍚 Forbidden Rice

Eat this for longevity

Fun facts … “Forbidden rice is also known as imperial rice, heaven rice and king's rice. In ancient China, this exquisite ingredient was exclusive to the emperors, who ate it for longevity and good health. It was forbidden to all but the most wealthy and powerful people, thus its name.” ~ Eating Well

“Anthocyanin is a pigment that's responsible for the black-purple color of forbidden rice. It's also been found to have potent anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anticancer effects.”

👩🏻‍🍳 I think you’ll love this! It tastes kind of similar to brown rice, and it has more fiber, protein, & iron than other rice, high levels of amino acids, vitamin E, calcium, and potassium!

Crazy, right?



~ 1 cup washed, uncooked forbidden black / purple rice

~ 1 3/4 cups veggie broth or water

~  optional: 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil


~ Combine the rice, broth / water, and optional olive oil in a medium pot and bring to a boil.

~ Cover, reduce the heat to lot, and simmer for 30 minutes.

~ Remove from heat and lit it sit covered for 10 more minutes.

~ Fluff with a fork.


Add ins (I vamped with what I had at home!):

~ 1+ cup frozen edamame

~ 1 purple, 1 yellow, 1 orange carrot chopped

~ 1-ish medium onion chopped

~ coconut aminos + Bragg’s aminos or Tamari


👩🏻‍🍳 Combine the veggies in a shallow pan with some coconut aminos + Bragg’s aminos.

~ Cover, and let them cook on low, slowly until a little browned.

~ Stir them into your rice, and dig in!


Makes 4 servings


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