Organic Gluten Free Forbidden Black Rice

10 reviews

Organic Gluten Free Forbidden Black Rice

10 reviews

Lotus Foods

Organic Gluten Free Forbidden Black Rice

10 reviews

Lotus Foods

How do we like our rice? Forbidden. And organic. 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.

Sustainable goodness

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.

  • Gluten Free
  • Scroll K Vaad Hakashrus of Denver Certified Kosher
  • Certified USDA Organic
  • Vegan
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Why we love it

Why eat plain rice when you can opt in for forbidden, organic 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.


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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.

  • responsible sourcing

    Lotus Foods sources organic and Fair Trade rice from India, China, and Southeast Asia using smart agricultural practices that use a lot less water than other farms.
  • low carbon footprint

    Flooded rice fields emit methane gas, which contributes to global warming. Lotus Foods combats this by reducing their methane emissions by 40% with More Crop Per Drop™. This technique uses half the amount of water to keep fields moist but not continuously flooded.
  • Certified B Corp
  • Certified Non-GMO

How to use it

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

When you're done...

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About the Brand

Lotus Foods

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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Diane J.
United States

I love Hive black rice

I always order my black rice from Hive. It’s so hard to find in supermarkets and Hives prices are very reasonable. I will stick with Hive products

chris w.
United States United States

Excellent Experience

Product is as expected... have been eating it daily for years. What stood out was the quick delivery and thoughtful packing of product. Thank You

Diane J.
United States United States

Love Black Rice

I love it for health reasons but I also love the taste. The people I have recommended it to, fall in love with it too. I rarely eat white rice since discovering black rice. I initially heard about it from a customer I didn't know in the grocery store. She told me how nutritious it was and once I tried it, I never stopped. That was 4 years ago. Love, love, love it.

Teresa B.
United States United States

It has a Great flavor !

Diane J.
United States United States

Black rice is fantastic

I love, love, love it. Have introduced my friends to black rice and they love it.