An essential part of the Asian palette, rice has for long been a ‘hot’ topic of discussion amongst health and fitness enthusiasts. Some suggest shunning it altogether while some advice that it’s better to switch to healthier alternatives like brown rice, red rice and quinoa. Amongst these ‘healthier’ options, nutritionists have also started recommending a certain ‘forbidden’ variant of rice – the black rice. Yes, you heard us- The ‘forbidden rice’. The secret of the intriguing nomenclature goes back to Ancient China, where a black variant of rice was consumed by a host of Chinese kinsmen for betterment of kidneys, stomach and liver, until a handful of noble Chinese men took possession of every grain and withheld it from public consumption. Black rice then became a property for the royalty and the wealthy only in Ancient China. Black rice continued to be cultivated but only for the elite classes, in limited quantities and under strict surveillance. The common folk were prohibited from growing or consuming it, and since then it earned its much renowned label – the forbidden rice.

Black rice, also known as forbidden rice, has a rich history dating back thousands of years. It originated in Asia, particularly in China and Southeast Asia. Historically, black rice was revered and reserved for royalty and the elite due to its rarity and purported health benefits. It was even believed to increase longevity and was referred to as “forbidden rice” because it was forbidden for commoners to consume.In ancient China, black rice was grown primarily in the Yangtze River Valley region. It was used not only as a staple food but also for medicinal purposes. Chinese emperors valued black rice for its nutritional content and believed it enhanced their health and vitality.

Over time, black rice spread to other parts of Asia, including Thailand, Indonesia, and India. It became an integral part of various cultural cuisines and traditions in these regions.

In recent years, black rice has gained popularity worldwide due to its unique flavor, striking appearance, and nutritional benefits. It is rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, making it a nutritious addition to any diet. Today, black rice is cultivated in various countries and is readily available in many markets and stores, no longer limited to the elite classes.

So, We @ Farm2Home has come up with Black Rice Porridge Mix for you to easily incorporate Black Rice into your diet😊


Black Rice, Almonds & Cardamom


High in Antioxidants

Black rice is rich in anthocyanins, the same antioxidants found in blueberries and blackberries. These compounds have been linked to a reduced risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.

Rich in Fiber:

It contains more fiber than traditional white rice, which helps promote digestive health, regulate blood sugar levels, and reduce the risk of constipation.

Source of Protein:

Black rice contains plant-based protein, making it a good option for vegetarians and vegans looking to increase their protein intake.

Low Glycemic Index:

It has a lower glycemic index compared to white rice, meaning it causes a slower and steadier increase in blood sugar levels, which can help prevent spikes and crashes in energy levels.

Nutrient Dense:

Black rice is packed with essential nutrients such as iron, manganese, phosphorus, and magnesium, which are important for overall health and well-being.

Heart Health:

Studies suggest that the antioxidants and fiber in black rice may help reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol levels and improving blood vessel function.

Weight Management:

Due to its high fiber content and low glycemic index, black rice can help promote satiety and reduce overall calorie intake, which may aid in weight management.


✅Can be used for making porridge/koozh, kali, puttu, Idiyappam, kozhukatai.

✅Can be used for making rice halwa along with palm jaggery, ghee & coconut milk.

✅Can be used for making pancakes, can be added to atta while making rotis and also to idli/dosa batter.

✅Can be used for Baking cakes and cookies by adding along with whole wheat flour.

Incorporating black rice into your diet can be a flavorful and nutritious way to diversify your meals while reaping these health benefits!! Go ahead, enjoy this healthy Porridge. Don’t forbid yourself from cashing in on the health benefits of this ‘forbidden’ variant of an era gone!!😃

So, why wait? order now😍

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Weight 250 g


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