In Manipur, the north eastern state of India - black rice has its importance as a glutinous delicious rice and served during ceremonies and feasts. In ancient China, Black rice was so rare that only emperors could eat it and no common man could lay a claim to it. Hence the name forbidden rice. Source Wiki.
Looking for new grains is actually quite fun. I pay attention to grains that normally I would not have paid much attention to. This black rice is one such grain. Now I am on the look out for recipes to use this beautiful looking grain.
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