Here’s a fantastic harvest recipe that can take you from Halloween through Thanksgiving: Pumpkin Forbidden Rice Bowls. Absolutely delicious and succulent with fall flavors, you might not realize how healthy this vegetarian (in fact, vegan) recipe is. Pumpkin, pecans, cranberries, caramelized onions, and a fine whole grain make this dish a nutrient rich meal.
What is Forbidden Rice?
If you aren’t familiar with forbidden rice, let me introduce you to this heirloom rice variety. This is an ancient Chinese rice that used to be reserved only for emperors, thus the name. It appears to be black, although it is really a deep purple hue. It’s nutty flavor is truly a treat and its color makes a spectacular presentation, especially for Halloween. It’s a lovely variety to add to your rotation of whole grains. You can buy this at Whole Foods, World Market, and most gourmet and upscale supermarkets.
Pumpkin Forbidden Rice Bowls
For spectacular results, use your own homemade coconut milk.
Don’t waste your seeds, instead prepare Sweet and Spicy Pumpkin Seeds which make a great snack or salad topper.