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Moroccan Forbidden Rice Salad By Liz Healthy Table

Moroccan Forbidden Rice Salad By Liz Healthy Table

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Antioxidant-rich black rice, also known as forbidden rice, forms the foundation for this vegan Moroccan Forbidden Rice Salad. If you’re craving something lemony and delicious, this forbidden rice salad has you covered.

Besides the black rice — which, has a nice chewy texture — it’s made with chickpeas, dates, pistachios, green onion, and cilantro, and cinnamon, and it’s dressed with lemon juice and olive oil.

Forbidden rice stars in this easy whole grain salad, a satisfying Moroccan-spiced dish spiced with lemon and cardamom.

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Moroccan Forbidden Rice Salad By Liz Healthy Table
Yields6 Servings
Prep Time20 minsCook Time45 minsTotal Time1 hr 5 mins

Forbidden rice has a mild, nutty flavor. It’s a whole grain (hooray!), and the grains are purple-black in color.

Like blueberries and blackberries, black or forbidden rice contains a family of antioxidants known as, anthocyanins,  shown to reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer while boosting brain health. Black rice also contains lutein and zeaxanthin, antioxidants important for eye health.

You can hear more about anthocyanins on the podcast.

 3 cups cooked black rice (AKA forbidden rice)
 One 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed (about 1¾ cups)
 1 green onion, thinly sliced(white to green tops)
  cup pitted dates, chopped
  cup shelled and unsalted pistachios, toasted
  cup roughly chopped fresh cilantro, plus sprigs for garnish
 ½ large lemon, zested and juiced(to yield 2 tablespoons juice)
 ½ tsp ground cinnamon,plus more to taste
  freshly ground pepper

Ingredients

 3 cups cooked black rice (AKA forbidden rice)
 One 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed (about 1¾ cups)
 1 green onion, thinly sliced(white to green tops)
  cup pitted dates, chopped
  cup shelled and unsalted pistachios, toasted
  cup roughly chopped fresh cilantro, plus sprigs for garnish
 ½ large lemon, zested and juiced(to yield 2 tablespoons juice)
 ½ tsp ground cinnamon,plus more to taste
  freshly ground pepper
Moroccan Forbidden Rice Salad By Liz Healthy Table

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