Forbidden Black Rice Salad

Forbidden Black Rice Salad

6 reviews, 4.8 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 1 hour

Aromatic black rice mixed with colorful vegetables and dressed with tamari (or soy sauce) and sesame oil.


1 cup Forbidden Black Rice
1 3/4 cups water
2 tablespoons tamari (a soy product) or soy sauce
2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 large sweet potato; roasted diced
1/2 cup red pepper; diced
1/2 cup yellow pepper; diced
3 scallions; thinly sliced (or 4)
1/2 cup whole kernel corn; canned or fresh
2 cups fresh baby spinach; chopped

Original recipe makes 4



Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Bring rice, water and pinch of salt to a quick boil, cover, lower heat, and simmer for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile whisk sesame oil, tamari and lime juice together and set aside. While rice is still warm, (so that flavors will be absorbed) toss in the sesame oil and tamari mixture. Set aside to cool.

Meanwhile place the diced potato in oven to roast until tender, about 12-16 minutes depending on size of dice.

When rice is cool add sweet potato, red pepper, yellow pepper, scallions, corn, spinach, and toss to mix all ingredients.

Adjust final seasoning with salt and pepper.

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I enjoyed this very much; cooking with superfoods is a new thing for me, but my family has taken to it recently and wanted me to try making it for everyone. I'm very glad I did! This type of rice is full of antioxidants and very healthy. This recipe is sure to become a longstanding favorite!
Firebyrd 3y ago

Great nutty rice flavour, and the sweet potato worked perfectly. One of my favourite recipes!
katiextreme 5y ago

Great flavours and different textures. To shorten the cooking time for black rice soak it overnight.
katiextreme 5y ago

It was easy to make and great!
Lbsanchez48 5y ago

This was very good hot! I served it with shrimp, salsa, and lime. My husband put it all in a burrito and loved it. The texture of the sweet potato was a delightful suprise.
mrselizabethbrooks 6y ago

The fragrance of the black rice cooking is amazing! [I posted this recipe.]
weckle 6y ago

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