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30 Delicious Rice Recipes For National Rice Month

[1] Black and white rice side dish (recipe and photo © Zavor America).

Seafood Salad With Black Rice
[2] Seafood salad atop black rice. Here’s the recipe (photo © DeLallo).

Thai Rice Pudding
[3] Thai rice pudding with mango ice cream. Here’s the recipe (photo © Briana’s Kitchen Creations [now closed]).

Black - Purple Rice
[4] Black pearl rice (photo by Hannah Kaminsky | © The Nibble).

[5] Sushi made with black rice at Kodama Restaurant in New York City (photo © Kodama).

Dish Of Asparagus Risotto With Rock Shrimp
[5] Risotto with asparagus and rock shrimp. Here’s the recipe (photo © California Asparagus Commission [now closed]).


September is National Rice Month (National Rice Day is June 29th, National Fried Rice Day is September 20th). Here’s a good-looking rice dish, called Black & White Rice. A combination of “black” and white rices, can make it with wild rice, which is dark brown, or black rice (also called forbidden rice*), which is cooks up to dark purple. The recipe follows; and there are more tasty rice recipes below.

If you decide to purchase black rice, there are more ways to use it in the photos. Also see the footnote* below.

> The Different Types Of Rice

> The History Of Rice
This recipe is made in a pressure cooker. Pressure cooking time is 25 minutes.
Ingredients For 4 Servings

  • 1/3 cup wild rice or black (purple) rice
  • 3 cups water or broth/stock†
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1 cup white rice
  • 1/4 cup onion or shallot minced
  • Optional: ¼ – ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups broth (substitute water)
  • Optional garnish: snipped chives or parsley, julienned basil

    1. RINSE and drain the wild rice. Place the wild rice in the pressure cooker with 3 cups water and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Lock the lid in place, bring to HIGH pressure, and cook for 18 minutes.

    If using black rice, add water or stock at a ratio of 1-3/4 cups per 1 cup of black rice. If your rice cooker has a brown rice mode, start it. Otherwise, set the timer to 25 minutes (additional information).

    2. RELEASE the pressure. Drain the wild rice, set aside and keep warm.

    3. HEAT the oil in the pressure cooker and stir in the white rice and onion. Sauté for a minute or two. Add the water or broth and optional salt . Lock the lid in place, bring to HIGH pressure, and cook for 7 minutes. Release the pressure. Stir in the reserved wild rice and serve.

    TO MOLD: To form the rice into an attractive square as in photo #1, or a circle, use a food mold. Remove the top and bottom from an empty can and use it as a round mold. A shorter can like tuna is easier to use.


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  • Baked Acorn Squash Stuffed With Wild Rice
  • Bibimbap, A Korean Classic
  • Brown Rice & Black Bean Burrito
  • Butternut Squash Risotto
  • Congee For Breakfast, Lunch Or Dinner
  • Fried Eggs On Rice
  • Garden Greek Rice Salad
  • Italian Fried Rice
  • Kimchi Fried Rice With A Fried Egg
  • Mexican Chicken & Rice Soup
  • Mixed Seafood Salad On Black Rice
  • Paella On The Grill
  • Paella Valenciana & Paella Mixta
  • Potato & Chorizo Paella
  • Quick & Easy Paella
  • Quick-Cook Risotto
  • Red Rice & Sunchoke Grain Bowl
  • Stuffed Peppers
  • Wild Rice & Roasted Squash Grain Bowl

  • Americanized Fried Rice
  • Basmati Rice Salad With Prosciutto, Arugula & Fresh Orange
  • Bhutanese Red Rice Pilaf
  • Black & White Rice
  • Caramelized Onions With Lentil Rice
  • Ginger Fried Rice
  • Layered Tricolor Rice Side
  • Green Tea Rice
  • Hoppin’ John
  • Moros y Cristianos, Cuban Rice & Beans
  • Pork & Apricot Fried Rice
  • Pressure Cooker Beans & Rice
  • Rice Cubes
  • Tricolor Rice Stacks

  • Agua De Horchata (beverage)
  • Brown Rice Pudding
  • Fruit Sushi
  • Hungarian Rice Pudding
  • Layered Rice Pudding Bars
  • Rice Pudding Brûlée With Passion Fruit
  • Rice Pudding Recipes
  • Thai Rice Pudding With Black Rice
  • Rice Pudding With Crunchy Quinoa Topping

    *Forbidden rice is black in color when raw, deep purple when cooked. It was once reserved for the ancient Chinese emperors, earning it the name “forbidden rice.” It has a deep, nutty taste—you can detect chocolate notes—and is high in fiber. It is rich in amino acids and high in vitamins and minerals such as iron, potassium and magnesium. It pairs beautifully with all cuisines and can be enjoyed steamed plain, in a pilaf, stir-fried or with salad. It makes a spectacular Thai rice pudding with coconut milk. Unlike other black rices from Asia, “forbidden rice” is not glutinous or rough. An organic variety is available from Lotus Foods and other purveyors. According to Lotus Foods, a specialist in exotic rices, Chinese scientific research indicates that black rice is beneficial to the kidneys, spleen, stomach, eyes and blood circulation.


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