Who wouldn’t want to try a food with the word “forbidden” in the name? I was perusing Thrive Market‘s rice options when I came upon forbidden rice. …Which is a fancy name for black rice. It was called “forbidden rice” in ancient China because only emperors could afford to eat it. It has some different health benefits than brown rice.

The intrigue got the better of me and I was soon the owner of forbidden rice.

I was expecting it to taste “different”…richer or nuttier. However, I didn’t find it to have much taste at all. It tasted fine, like other types of rice. I’d buy it again just for the health benefits and to change up the visual on my plate once in a while! Have you tried the forbidden whole grain?