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Black Rice, Natural Super Food



I want to tell you about this rice. Not only is it super healthy, but it's also delicious. 
I remembered reading about black rice in one of my cookbooks, so when I saw it on the grocery shelf I couldn't grab it fast enough.
It was also known as Forbidden Rice in ancient China because only the rich could afford it. Fortunately, it's quite affordable now. 
In his cookbook the Pegan Diet, Dr. Mark Hyman, MD refers to it as a super grain, he says " My favorite is black rice, also known as forbidden rice or the emperor's rice. It is full of phytonutrients and known as the blueberries of grains."


It's 100% whole grain, a little sweet, and has a nutty flavor. So, so, happy I found this. I hope you'll give it a try.


Creamed peas and a crispy air-fried chicken thigh along with the rice made for a great meal. 

I can't remember when was the last time I had creamed peas, don't even know why they came across my mind, but sure happy they did. 
Here's the recipe. 

Creamed Peas


  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen peas, no need to thaw
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup whole milk
    pinch of nutmeg


  1. In a saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Whisk in flour, salt and pepper until blended.
  2. Gradually whisk in milk, stirring for a few minutes until sauce is thickening. 
  3. Add frozen peas, toss and simmer until peas are heated through. 
    Add a pinch of nutmeg. 
    Stir and serve. 

And that's that!