Forbidden Rice Bowls


Have you had forbidden rice yet? It's black and mysterious, super cool huh?! But more importantly, it packs a higher level of vitamins, minerals, and fiber than any other rice.

I buy Lotus Foods Forbidden Rice at Whole Foods, but many other grocery stores are carrying it now. If you can't find it, just use brown rice in these delicious bowls instead. 

Total Time: 35 min

Prep and Cook: 30 min
Assemble: 5 min

Yield: 4 servings
 Level: Easy

4 servings

Forbidden Rice Bowls

Rice Bowl Ingredients:

  • 3 cups hot, cooked black ("forbidden") rice
  • 4 large eggs, hard-boiled and halved
  • 2 cups kimchi
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 medium avocado, sliced
  • 1 TB olive oil
  • 1 package fresh spinach
  • 4 TB sesame seeds
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced

Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 TB unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 TB olive oil
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame oil


  1. In a small bowl mix together the soy sauce, rice vinegar, olive oil, and sesame oil. Set sauce aside.
  2. Heat 1 TB olive oil over medium high heat and saute spinach until wilted.
  3. Assemble the rice bowls by placing 3/4 cup rice in each bowl. Arrange spinach, 2 egg halves, kimchi, carrots, and avocado on each bed of rice. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and scallions. Drizzle each with 2 TB of sauce.
  4. Enjoy!