Meatless Monday: Fatigue Fighting Forbidden Black Rice Stir Fry


Howdy! Happy Meatless Monday! :) Hope everyone had a fun and relaxing weekend. Mine consisted of a 5k obstacle race through a vineyard (race recap to come later this week) and my first ever 20 miler on Sunday! 

 
Thankfully I survived despite the crazy humidity and scorching temps.  All that running also made me really hungry which lead me to creating this super healthy and satisfying Forbidden Black Fried Rice Recipe! 
 
Black Rice {fatigue fighting, forbidden rice, low histamine, reduced inflammation}
 
 
 
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
 
I first made black rice last year 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}
 

FORBIDDEN BLACK RICE STIR FRY


RECIPE 

Ingredients: 

  • 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

Directions: 

  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! :) 

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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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49 Comments

jill conyers
Reply August 17, 2015

I love cooking with black rice and now that I think about it, it's been way too long since the last time I did. Your recipe would fit nicely on my weekly menu :)

Have a fantastic Monday Annmarie!
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 18, 2015

    It is such a nice way to change it up! Hope you have a great week! :)

Michelle
Reply August 17, 2015

I've never had black rice before, but it sounds like I have to give it a try!
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 18, 2015

    Definitely do!

rachel @ Athletic Avocado
Reply August 17, 2015

I need to give black rice a try! This looks awesome :)
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 18, 2015

    Oh man I bet you could come up with some awesome recipes for it- definitely give it a try! :)

Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner
Reply August 17, 2015

ooh I love a good stir fry! Congrats on the 20 miler it was hot!!
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 18, 2015

    Thank you...it was SOOOO hot here, can't imagine how hot it was in VA!

Heather@hungryforbalance
Reply August 17, 2015

I had no idea that black rice had such anti inflamitory powers. I will have to try it. Congrats on your 20 miler!
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 18, 2015

    Thank you! It really does and it's quite yummy and pretty to cook with :)

Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
Reply August 17, 2015

Love black rice!! And I have a bag of dry Mung Beans that I still haven't prepped! Such a great dish dear!

    aelicatese
    Reply August 18, 2015

    Thanks, friend! :)

Sarah
Reply August 17, 2015

This looks so good! Sammie loves rice so we are always trying different rices, black rice is delicious!
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 18, 2015

    It really is and such a fun way to change a dish up! :)

Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
Reply August 17, 2015

I haven't heard of black rice before, but it adds a nice colour to the meal. I will be looking out for it now.

    aelicatese
    Reply August 18, 2015

    It really does- surprised you haven't tried it yet, you have to!

Debbie @ Coach Debbie Runs
Reply August 17, 2015

I've never tried black rice before. And it's been a long time since I've made a stir fry, so I will definitely try this recipe. Thanks for hosting the linkup!
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 18, 2015

    You have to give it a try- I bet you'd enjoy it :) Thanks so much for linking up!!!

Liz
Reply August 17, 2015

Hmm.. I've never tried black rice but it looks interesting! This looks like a yummy way to cook it :)
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 18, 2015

    It is a very easy and yummy way to a enjoy it :)

Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply August 17, 2015

This looks SO good! I love stir fry, but now that I can't have soy sauce, I never know what to put on it. Maybe just sesame oil and garlic!
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 18, 2015

    Sesame oil with some garlic and ginger would definitely take it up a notch! ;)

Lisa @ RunWiki
Reply August 17, 2015

I've only tried forbidden rice once and I loved the chewy texture ( or maybe I didn't cook it enough -ha!) anyway, I love dishes like this, but my kids will not touch anything that is black.. frustrating because there are so many health benefits to darker foods. I do like to make things like this on a Sunday night and then my husband and I nosh on it all week long. Looks great!

    aelicatese
    Reply August 18, 2015

    I think maybe it just needs to be cooked a little longer? Mine wasn't really chewy :) Sad that your kids don't like it but definitely worth making during meal prep and eating during the week- it would be great cold on salads too!

Rachel
Reply August 17, 2015

Black rice looks amazing. I'm going to have to try that.
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 18, 2015

    Do it, you won't regret it! :P

Sam @ PancakeWarriors
Reply August 17, 2015

I just made black rice and have been trying to decide what to make with it (I've been eating it with a spoon out of the bowl it's so good). This sounds FANTASTIC! Love that you are healing your body with food!
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 18, 2015

    It is SO good just straight up out of a bowl! I've also been putting it on my salads like you would quinoa...AMAZING! :)

Marcia
Reply August 17, 2015

I've not prepared black rice before and had no idea it had so many great, anti-inflammatory properties. I'll have to look for it. I think Trader Joe's has it here.
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 18, 2015

    Yes, give it a try! So easy to make and so healthy/delicious!

Susie @ SuzLyfe
Reply August 17, 2015

I'm not a big rice person, but I've heard some great things about black rice. Might need to investigate!
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 18, 2015

    Just give it a nibble...you might like it :P

Mary Beth Jackson
Reply August 17, 2015

My favorite is purple sticky rice- I think this is pretty similar- YUM!
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 18, 2015

    Oh yes, that is delicious too!

Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply August 18, 2015

I NEED to try some black rice! Looks amazing!
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 19, 2015

    It's so good! Bet you could come up with a pretty dish for it too!

Crystal Bissonnette
Reply August 18, 2015

This sounds really good, easy, and maybe the kids would eat it too! I have never had black rice. Time to pick some up.
I can't wait to read about your 20 miler!!!
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 19, 2015

    Yes, definitely give it a try! Doesn't tastes any different just has a lot more nutrients!

Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes
Reply August 18, 2015

This looks so yummy. I'm a big fan of forbidden rice. I make this awesome mango/peanut dish with it. Can't wait to try this!

    aelicatese
    Reply August 19, 2015

    Oh man that sounds yummy too!

Mary Ellen @ VNutrition
Reply August 18, 2015

I love forbidden rice but I have never tried to make it before - I need to! This looks delicious AND nutritious. :)
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 19, 2015

    Yes, give it a try! So easy to make! :)

Cynthia @craftoflaughter
Reply August 18, 2015

I love black beans, this recipe sounds awesome!

Jess @hellotofit
Reply August 18, 2015

Black rice look so bizarre to me, but I've had it in a couple of dishes! It's good!
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Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home
Reply August 18, 2015

I could have used this for lunch today! I was really dragging this afternoon!
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Abby @ BackAtSquareZero
Reply August 19, 2015

I have never tried black rice. Now I am curious.
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Ariana
Reply August 19, 2015

Ahhhh that looks so up my alley! I love simple stir frys that don't have a ton of sauce - it allows you to enjoy the veggies in all their deliciousness :)

I even have some black rice in my cupboard! I bought it with the intention of doing some crazy with it but so far it's just sat in my cupboard.
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Ivanna
Reply January 28, 2016

I am going to try this! It sounds good I love stir fry and anything that will fight fatigue I'm all for it!

Frantz Placide
Reply February 2, 2016

Wow! You went all out higher grade on the rice quality choice. I like it.

Gotta try it A.S.A.P ?

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