Sunday, June 20, 2010

Chinese Fried Black Rice

I first saw black rice on Cottage Cozy, a sweet blog with an interior design and craft slant, I loved the look of it and when I found some online, I got some. I figured a cool way to eat it would be to make fried rice as the color contrast with the veggies would be cool. It is higher in iron and trace minerals than white rice and has a great nutty taste.


  • one cup of black rice
  • 1/2 a yellow squash chopped
  • 1/2 a zucchini chopped
  • 1/2 red onion chopped
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • a little fish sauce
  • 3 cloves of chopped garlic
  • one teaspoon ground ginger
  • one tablespoon of Chinese five spice or to taste
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 2 eggs


  1. cook the rice and set to one side I used a rice cooker, but it will take longer to cook than white rice
  2. heat some canola oil and add garlic and ginger, onion and vegetable and stir fry for 5 min
  3. then add the egg and scramble into the mixture the fish sauce, spices and soy sauce, stir fry for another 5 minutes
  4. add the rice, I added a little white rice as well as I didn't have enough black.
  5. Enjoy!

Has anyone else tried this or had any other different types of rice?

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  1. Wahoo! I just bought some black rice yesterday! Now I have another recipe I can use! We love fried rice in this household. I've seen so many recipe using black rice lately that I had to pick some up. Can't wait to try it!

  2. oh thats so cool you must try some more recipes with it and then teach me - rebecca

  3. Wow. Love the color contrast. I have only eaten black rice in a NYC restaurant. I haven't bought any so far but your fried rice is tempting me to go get it and cook with edamame.
    Happy Father's day to your family!

  4. The fried black rice sounds like the perfect summer lunch.

  5. Thank you for sharing, lovely pictures and a delicious recipe,Rebecca!

  6. I enjoy trying all these rices available on the market! I just had a wild rice soup I made, simple with chicken stock and tomato and onion pieces sauteed first!

    Yours looks good, now I have such a love for peas!

  7. I haven't stopped by in a while but wanted to do so and say hello. This looks delicious.

  8. This looks great! I've never had black rice, so I'm looking forward to trying it now!

    I'm interested in your other recipes too, so I just followed you on Twitter :)

  9. I love trying unique rice blends. Great addition of Chinese 5 spice. Always a fun flavor! xo

  10. Is this wild rice Rebecca? I've had wild black rice and loved it! I like how you prepared it with the veggies and Asian flavorings. Delicious!

  11. Love the look and sound of that black rice! Will have to go in search of... Thanks for the great idea and recipe:)

  12. cool lassie oh thats cool love the idea to add edamame
    Azita oh it would be a cool lunch
    Erica thanks so much
    Chef E save me a bowl
    Emily hi there lovely lady
    Rice Palette oh thanks like your blog as well
    adventures in domestic cooking thanks
    Marla oh so true
    Reeni don't think its wild rice, tasty anyhow lol
    Stephanie oh thanks The Great American Spice Co. sells it

  13. Utterly healthy! Your recipe gives lots of culinary and nutritious hints and tips always :)

  14. sounds very healthy and never heard of this black rice...very interesting as well

  15. This is one seriously tasty fried rice! I love the black rice variation...I've never had it before but I'm always up for adding more nutritional value to my meals.

  16. You redid your design. Nice!

    This looks intriguing. I'm going to have to give this a try as I love rice and plain white does get mind-numbing after a while.

  17. I confess I've never made one thing with black rice! Just about every other kind though. This looks delicious, Rebecca.
    Going to get some on my next visit to Whole Foods.
    Love the peas in this recipe! They are one of my favorite veggies.

  18. Very colorful rice,never tasted this rice b4,looks pretyy...

  19. black rice? is it the same as wild rice or is it black sticky rice?

  20. This looks delicious! I have bookmarked it and hopefully will be able to find black rice in a nearby city.

  21. Your black rice looks wonderful too, Rebecca. Can't wait to try your recipe.

    Thanks for the "shout out" too! Your are very sweet!

  22. I am going to look for it; don't think I will have much luck here in Lebanon, but who knows, it is possible. I love all kinds of other grains and rice. My favorite for a really exotic taste and super-nutrition is roasted green wheat or freekeh.

  23. Wow, nice fried rice dish...and amazingly I never had it with black rice...I sure have to try this one :-)

  24. the lacquer spoon thanks so much
    Sushma I learnt from another blogger love it
    Sophie aw thanks i always learn from you as well
    Joanne oh always good to make food healthier
    Lisa thanks and your right change is good
    Barbara can't wait to see what you make
    Vrinda thanks
    Peanutts its sticky
    Lynda thats cool I got it from American spice co
    Carrie my pleasure lol
    taste of beirut oh hope you find it
    Juliana smiles

  25. What a beautiful dish!! I'm definitely going to get some black rice next time I'm at market =)

  26. Need to grab more fish sauce. Thanks for the reminder! And this is also a new way to see black rice. Very interesting.

  27. The only black rice I have had is wild rice (it's a MN staple). This looks scrumptious - all the flavors and vegetables. Love all rice in all its guises!

  28. girlichef can't wait to see what you make
    duo dishes thanks so much
    Claudia oh me too lol

  29. I have got to get my self some black rice! This is just so beautiful and I have loved it when I've had it. Thanks so much for this post where you've actually cooked with it :)

  30. I'd love to experiment with black rice someday,not available here.

  31. You know I've never had black rice. It's definitely something I've got to try.

  32. Cristie oh my pleasure, enjoy it
    Shirley: oh I should send some back with my mum in law for you
    Jenn: oh you would love it

  33. I need to track down black rice, this looks fabulous.



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