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}



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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! :) 

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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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