Forbidden Rice Salad Recipe

Forbidden Rice Salad Recipe

  • Makes: 8 Servings
  • Ready In: 45 mins
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins

This recipe uses a combination of whole grains and vegetables for a nutritious blend of flavor, texture, and color.

    Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 317
  • Fat: 10g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Sodium: 706mg
  • Carbohydrates: 50g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 4g


  1. 2 cups Forbidden Rice
    3 1/2 cups Cold Water
    1/2 cup diced yellow peppers
    1/3 cup Tamari
    1/3 cup Toasted Sesame Oil
    1 pound roasted diced sweet potato (optional)
    1/2 cup diced red peppers
    1/2 bunch sliced scallions
    Salt and Pepper to taste.


    1. Rinse rice in cold water. Add rice and water to a 3 quart pot with tight fitting lid. Bring rice to a boil, cover and lower heat to a simmer for 30 minutes or until water is absorbed.
    2. Remove heat and allow rice to sit for 3-5 minutes. The rice should look dry.
    3. Whisk together Sesame Oil and Tamari.
    4. While rice is still warm toss in the sesame oil and tamari mixture.
    5. Let cool, then add roasted sweet potatoes, red peppers, yellow peppers and scallions.
    6. Add salt, pepper to taste.

Caryl Levine

Caryl Levine and her husband, Ken Lee, founded Lotus Foods on a mission to help rice farmers around the world earn a living wage and to bring healthier rice choices to families. Lotus Foods’ partners in fair trade with small family farmers who are growing rice sustainably and preserving rice biodiversity.

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