This black rice was once reserved only for the Emperor, forbidden to all others.
Makes about 3 cups (6 servings)
¾cup (Rice Cooker) Forbidden Rice
11⁄3cups (standard liquid measure) water
1sweet potato (6 ounces), peeled and cut into ½-inch cubes
Miso Dressing (recipe listed under Sauces and Dressings)
3green onions (include 2-3 inches of green part), trimmed and chopped
¼cup dried cranberries
2tablespoons toasted chopped pecans
Nutritional information per serving (½ cup), made with 4 tablespoons dressing: Calories 138 (33% from fat) • carb. 23g • pro. 2g • fat 5g • sat. fat 1g • chol. 0mg • sod. 97mg • calc. 15mg • fiber 2
Rinse and drain rice. Place in cooking bowl. Add water; turn Rice Cooker/Steamer on. Place sweet potato cubes in steaming tray. After 20 minutes of cooking, lift lid and place steaming tray on top of cooking bowl, then cover immediately. Continue to cook until Rice Cooker switches to Warm cycle. Let stand 5 minutes. Remove steamer tray. Transfer rice to large bowl. Add 2 tablespoons Miso Dressing and toss gently. Let cool 10 minutes.Add cooled sweet potato, green onions, dried cranberries, chopped pecans, and 1 to 2 more tablespoons Miso Dressing. Toss gently to combine and coat evenly with dressing. Add more dressing to taste if desired.