Have you ever tried forbidden rice before?? I know it sounds so….strangely… scandalous 😉
Basically, forbidden rice is a fancy name for black rice, which, believe it or not, actually has the most impressive health benefits of all the rice family (definitely something I didn’t know before researching it). It’s packed with fiber, protein, iron, copper, AND has one of the highest levels of the antioxidant anthocyanin than any other known food. Talk about impressive!
Not to mention, it has this interesting nutty taste that pairs so perfectly with SO many flavors— especially CURRY! Which is exactly what we’re making today.
But instead of using your typical black rice, I’m using FORBIDDEN RICE RAMEN!
Yes, it is totally a thing and you must try it, like, immediately.
If you follow me on Instagram, you know I am so in love with the Lotus Foods brand, especially their line of rice ramen noodles. They have this amazing brown rice & millet ramen that I’ve used all the time in recipes on this blog, but I just found out about this snazzy forbidden rice kind and fell in love.
These black rice noodles are so thin and tender and tasty and did I mention they cook in like 4 minutes? Yeah, pretty wild stuff. I typically use them in my quick veggie ramen soups, but I decided to break away from the broth (since it’s like 80 degrees out here in NC) and make a curry noodle bowl. Because, really, is there anything better than curry and noodles?
Maybe peanut butter and chocolate. But that’s about it.
So besides making this delicious ramen, it’s been a pretty normal week here on my end— which was totally necessary after the whirlwind of my husband’s graduation last week. Don’t get me wrong, it was so amazing being with family and entertaining everyone (which I totally love doing), but we definitely needed to catch up on major sleep and just get a little r&r in after everyone left.
Honestly, the most eventful thing in our week was binging the newest season of Master of None— anyone else seen it yet??? Ohhmyygoodness it is so good! I think I even like it better than the first season, which was totally hard to beat in itself. If you’re an Aziz Ansari fan (good ol’ Parks & Rec anyone?!?) or just love indie-ish comedies, this is totally up your alley!
Yeah, so let’s all make some comforting, slurpable curry noodles and get to watching! Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!