Forbidden Rice

1/2 small onion, chopped

1 medium size carrot, grated

2 teaspoons butter

1 cup forbidden rice

1 teaspoon salt

2 cups water

Place all ingredients in a small saucepan.

bring to boil, then reduce heat to simmer and continue to simmer about 20 minutes, till soft but not mush.

Forbidden Rice - High in nutritional value, this rice is also known as black rice and has a mild nutty flavor. Slightly sticky when cooked, it is used in a variety of Chinese or Thai dishes, including Chinese black rice cake and mango sticky rice. Mix it with white rice, and it also adds color to any rice pilaf or rice bowl.
I have used it as a substitute to white rice.