Thai Grilled Flank Steak with Forbidden Rice Salad
Because of its rarity, legend has it that back in the day, only Chinese royalty were allowed to eat this black rice so hence the name Forbidden Rice.
It is much more readily available today and can be found in any Asian grocery store. It is very common to mix black rice with other types of rice.
Black rice became very popular in the 80s throughout the culinary world in Europe. It seemed that every up-and-coming new chef had a black rice dish on their menu. Black rice actually turns a purplish color when cooked. It has a rich nutty flavor that goes well with fruit or vegetables. It is very commonly paired with mango as either a dessert (rice pudding) or a rice salad as in this recipe. Higher in fiber and iron with lower carbohydrates