Cooking Forbidden Rice
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I think salmon or orange duck (w/ grilled bok coy) would be lovely. Or, serve with an Asian stir-fry, i.e.:
Edited by Cerise - 9/1/13 at 11:19am
I find it really suited to shrimp. I make a rice salad with black rice, shrimp, (raw) tomatoes, asparagus, peas and parsley - the colors are extremely appealing and the flavors all go very well. It's got a nice bready taste, more like wheat, a firmer texture. I think the color needs to be used to advantage. Those little intensely red date-shaped tomatoes or the bright bright green of parsley or the other vegs mentioned are nice against white rice, but are dramatic and elegant and very appealing against the black rice. Same goes for the pinkish of salmon or shrimp, but what i prefer about the shrimp is that they're self-contained, while the salmon will be cut, and the texture goes very well with the firm texture of the rice, you sort of pop into the rice grains as you pop into the salmon, the peas, the tiny tomatoes. .