Lotus Foods Forbidden Black Rice
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Forbidden Black Rice

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15 oz / $0.18 per oz

How do we like our rice? Forbidden. This rice is nutty in taste, soft, nutritional, and has a unique purple color to it. Not to mention, it adds a "wow!" factor to your plate.

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  • Gluten Free
  • Scroll K Vaad Hakashrus of Denver Certified Kosher
  • Vegan

Why eat plain rice when you can opt in for forbidden rice? Legend has it that this rice was a favorite amongst Chinese emperors because it ensured healthier, longer lives. So you can bet we're gonna start eating this rice more often. And if you're looking to add more magnesium, protein, and fiber into your life, this rice has your back.

Lotus Foods sources rice from around the world to bring you high-quality, heirloom foods that help promote organic agriculture, rice biodiversity, and support farmers.

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How it does good

Using smart agricultural practices to save water

Rice production uses around one-third of the planet's annual renewable fresh water, but Lotus Foods supports More Crop Per Drop™—a smart agricultural practice that protects and restores natural resources such as fresh water, improves incomes and quality of life for farmers, especially women, and reduces climate impact. These practices also cut in half the time that women have to spend transplanting and weeding, lowering their risk for health issues.

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  • Certified Non-GMO

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Lotus Foods

The Lotus Foods founders first fell in love with black rice while traveling in China. The rice was typically called “tribute rice”, or “longevity rice” because it was reserved for Chinese Emperors to ensure their good health and long life. In 1995, the founders started importing black rice, calling it Forbidden Rice® after the Forbidden City, the Chinese Imperial palace. They also work hard to make sure they employ sustainable practices and treat farmers fairly.

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How to use

This rice is great as a side or in stir fries, pilafs, puddings, or even breakfast cereals!

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Love it

We love black/forbidden rice, and this bag, by Lotus, is as good an example of it as we've ever had.

Misty B.
United States United States

Black rice

I always luv rice varieties big fan black rice being my favs

Johnny G.
United States United States

Black Rice

Very healthy:) Thank you Johnny Gilroy.