Fatigue Fighting Forbidden Black Rice Stir Fry


This Fatigue Fighting Forbidden Black Rice Stir Fry recipe was originally shared here about 2 years ago – since then, I have found that it is one of my most pinned recipes on Pinterest and one of the recipes that I get asked about most often aside from my Meatless “Meatlballs”.

While the recipe hasn’t changed, the post itself needed a bit of a face-lift so I decided to spruce it up with some more helpful content and re-share for our foodie linkup today.    

It was about 2 years ago or so that I fell in love with black rice and all it’s amazing benefits.  At the time, I was suffering a lot of stomach distress and fatigue …which has subsided some but I still have “flare ups”.  I do find that when my nutrition stays on point and I don’t overload on the protein or fatty foods that I feel much better.  Black rice happens to be one of the foods that I turn to in order to help repair my gut and boost my energy.  

Black rice (also known as purple rice or forbidden rice) is not only exotic looking but is high in iron and fiber and is also chock-full of vitamins and antioxidants making it a little known superfood.  The color of this rice can be attributed to the anthocyanins it contains which is the same type of antioxidant that gives blueberries and acai berries their distinctive blueish-purple coloring.  In fact, it is said that ten spoonfuls of cooked black rice contains the same amount of antioxidants as fresh blueberries
As I mentioned, I first made black rice several year ago after reading about all the health benefits and was inspired to make it again after reading how helpful incorporating it into a low histamine diet when you have histamine intolerance can be since it acts as a “healing food” and helps fight inflammation. 
So what better way to replenish after an exhausting long run than some fatigue and inflammation fighting forbidden black rice, right?! Much healthier than  refueling with fries 😉 

Fatigue Fighting Forbidden Black Rice Stir Fry { gluten free, vegan, soy free, low histamine, healthy, Meatless Monday} via @fitfoodiemama


Since I wanted to keep this low histamine diet friendly, I left out a lot of fun things that you might normally include in an Asian dish (mushrooms, fried egg, soy sauce, sesame oil, etc) but feel free to add/subtract ingredients as they fit your diet and taste preference. 
Also note that the list of low histamine approved foods varies (seriously, I haven’t found two alike yet) but the most important part of this recipe is the gorgeous purpled hued fatigue and inflammation fighting black rice. 
Forbidden Black Rice Stir Fry {low histamine, gluten free, soy free, vegan, fatigue fighting, healthy, meatless monday}Forbidden Black Rice Stir Fry {low histamine, gluten free, soy free, vegan, fatigue fighting, healthy, meatless monday}Forbidden Black Rice Stir Fry {low histamine, gluten free, soy free, vegan, fatigue fighting, healthy, meatless monday}



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  • 1 cup black rice, prepared according to package instructions
  • 3-4 tbsp olive oil
  • 12 oz sprouted mung beans
  • 12 oz raw mixed broccoli, snow peas, carrots and red cabbage
  • sea salt, to taste
  • garlic powder, to taste
  • onion powder, to taste


  1. Heat olive oil in a large wok pan then add in vegetables. 
  2. Season with spices and sautee until soft. 
  3. Add in black rice and sautee for a few more minutes. 
  4. Remove, serve and enjoy! :) 

Welcome back to our weekly Foodie Friday link up! I’m linking up with Farrah from Fairyburger and Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl.  Also, make sure you hop around to check out all the amazing recipes in this link up and feel free to add your recipes as well!

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This post is also linked up with Confessions Of A Mother Runner and Tina Muir for Meatless Monday! 


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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!


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