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This is a very simple dish. I sneaked in something simple but surprisingly flavorful into this black rice -- I added a touch of ginger, hint of coconut, and finished it off with lime. The grain cooks up slightly sticky and changes to a very deep and pretty shade of purple, so the rice is also called forbidden rice or purple rice.

Forbidden Black Rice With Ginger and Coconut [Vegan]



Cooking Time



  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup of black or forbidden rice
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1/2 fresh lime or lemon


  1. Heat the coconut oil on medium heat until the oil is nice and hot.
  2. Add in the ginger and saute lightly until fragrant.
  3. Add in the salt and the rice and stir well.
  4. Add in the water and bring to a simmer and cover and cook the rice for 40 minutes on medium-low heat.
  5. The water should evaporate and the rice should be soft at this point.
  6. Let the rice rest for 5 minutes, remove the cover, fluff the rice, squeeze in the lime and serve.

Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 267 | Total Carbs: 32 g | Total Fat: 15 g | Total Protein: 4 g | Total Sodium: 29 mg | Total Sugar: 0 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.


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