Chinese Black Rice, Orange, and Avocado Salad

China meets the Southwest in this unusual fusion salad.  Glistening black rice—usually sold under the label Forbidden Black Rice or Japonica Black Rice — set off against the bright orange segments and avocado’s pale green gives the mixture striking visual appeal.

Maple-Glazed Chicken with Rice

Real maple syrup and dried cranberries bring the tastes of a traditional American Thanksgiving to the table, any time of the year.

Teriyaki Chicken Edamame Rice Bowls

Edamame are fresh soy beans. They add a great Asian touch to this delicious rice bowl.

Sesame-Millet Crackers

Most of us never think of making our own crackers but it’s surprisingly simple. Store in an airtight container, to retain the crisp crunchiness.

Black Rice Bran Protects Against Inflammation

S.P. Choi and colleagues from Ajou University in Suwon, South Korea tested both black rice bran and brown rice bran for their effectiveness in protecting against skin inflammation. In mouse tests, they found that the black rice bran did suppress dermatitis, but the brown rice bran did not. The scientists suggest that black rice may be a “useful therapeutic agent for the treatment and prevention of diseases associated with chronic inflammation.”
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry,  Sept 22, 2010; 58(18):10007-15.

Wild Rice Apple Salad

If you’re ever looking for a way to jazz up last night’s wild rice leftovers, this recipe is as satisfying as it is versitile. Rotate in your favorite dried or fresh fuit as the mood and season strikes, adding more or less honey depending on your fruit choices. Wild rice’s texture is always...

Brown Rice Yeast Rolls

If you’ve ever wondered what to do with leftover brown rice, this recipe is for you! Although best when fresh right out of the oven, these rolls can make excellent additions to any meal for several days after baking. Have fun surprising your family with this novel new way to enjoy your...

Chocolate Rice Pudding

Your kids will enjoy the chocolate and cherry flavors, but you’ll appreciate the goodness of whole grain rice, paired with plenty of milk protein, in this delicious chocolate-cherry rice pudding.

Asian Grilled Chicken and Rice Salad

Simple and quick: cook rice, then combine everything, for a light, crunchy Asian-style salad that is satisfying and delicious.

Black Bean and Rice Salad

Black rice and black beans team up, for an antioxidant-rich salad packed with delicious good health. Bright, crunchy vegetables add color and taste contrast.

Layered Pesto Rice Bake

Brown rice layered with goat cheese and pesto makes for a special side dish. Serve with roasted cherry tomatoes, as shown here.

Black Rice Rivals Blueberries as Antioxidant Source

Scientists working with Zhimin Xu at the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center have found that black rice (sometimes called “forbidden rice”) contains health-promoting antioxidants called anthocyanins, at levels similar to those found in blueberries and blackberries.
Presentation at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Boston MA. August 26, 2010.


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