Forbidden Black Rice Salad

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by benze

This is a Forbidden rice recipe from Whole Foods Market in New York City. It's their best selling salad

Top Review by Mia Maus

We enjoyed this dish. I omitted the scallions and plan to reduce the sesame oil to 2 tablespoons the next time I make it. Makes a nice big batch (we are a family of three), so you will have some to share or leftovers. Thanks for the recipe. I have it in frequent rotation at our house.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups forbidden rice
  • 3 12 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons tamari
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 lb roasted diced sweet potato
  • 34 cup diced red pepper
  • 34 cup diced yellow pepper
  • 12 bunch sliced scallion


  1. Bring rice, water and pinch of salt to a quick bowl, cover and lower heat to a simmer for 30 minutes.
  2. Let rice sit while you whisk together sesame oil and tamari.
  3. While rice is still warm toss in the sesame oil and tamari mixture.
  4. Let cool, then add sweet potatoes, red peppers, yellow peppers, scallions, and salt, pepper to taste.

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