Forbidden Rice with a Twist

Lou Kostura


Needed to try something different so as I was wandering aimlessly through the grocery store I found this black rice and said what the heck, let's see what I can come up with. The squeeze of fresh lemon on top just makes this pop. The photo actually shows a complete meal. I will post the shrimp recipe also.


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15 Min
40 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 c
    forbidden black rice
  • 1 1/2 c
    vegetable broth
  • 1/2 c
  • 20
    saffron strands
  • 1
    onions, vidalia, diced
  • 1/2 lb
    baby bella mushrooms sliced
  • 3 clove
    garlic minced
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter unsalted
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • ·
    salt and pepper
  • 1

How to Make Forbidden Rice with a Twist


  1. Sauté onion, garlic, and baby portobello mushrooms in butter and olive oil until soft
  2. Add rice and sauté 5 minutes to coat rice
  3. Add stock,salt, pepper, saffron and sake simmer until liquid is absorbed. About 40 minutes
  4. Squeeze fresh lemon on servings

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About Forbidden Rice with a Twist

Course/Dish: Rice Sides
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtag: #rice

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