Why is forbidden rice so...forbidden?

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Frontalgirl June 15, 2011
It was grown for the Emporer (sp?) of China only. No one else was permitted to eat it. Thus...forbidden.
 
hardlikearmour June 15, 2011
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.
 
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