🔕 🔔

My Basket ()

All questions

Why is forbidden rice so...forbidden?

asked by a Whole Foods Market Customer about 6 years ago
2 answers 1022 views
3639eee1 5e0d 4861 b1ed 149bd0559f64  gator cake

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

added about 6 years ago

Per Wikipedia: Black "forbidden rice" is so named because originally, in China, it was considered the Emperor's rice and it was forbidden for anyone else to eat it.

23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
added about 6 years ago

It was grown for the Emporer (sp?) of China only. No one else was permitted to eat it. Thus...forbidden.

Let's Keep in Touch!

Get the recipes and features that have us talking, plus first dibs on events and limited-batch products.

(Oh, and $10 off your order of $50 or more in the Food52 Shop, too.)

Please enter a valid email address.