Starts black then turns into purple when cooked, it's called Forbidden China Black Rice. Slightly sticky, pleasantly nutty, definitely chewy, this medium grain heirloom glutinous rice is native to cold climates in northern China. Nutritionally rich and high in antioxidants. Used in both savoury and sweet dishes it makes a superb accompaniment to roast meats when tossed with an abundance of roast root vegetables. Enjoyed as a sweet pudding made with coconut milk and served with fresh mango.