Thai black rice, also known as black sticky rice or forbidden rice, is a type of rice that is native to Thailand. It is a short-grain rice that is black in color and has a sticky texture when cooked.
In Thai cuisine, black rice is commonly used in sweet dishes such as desserts and puddings, as its natural sweetness pairs well with coconut milk, palm sugar, and other sweet ingredients. It can also be used in savory dishes, such as stir-fries or as a base for rice bowls.
In addition to its unique flavour and texture, black rice is also high in antioxidants, fiber, and iron, making it a nutritious choice for those looking to incorporate more whole grains into their diet.