Nourish Recipe: Forbidden Black Rice with Grass-Fed Beef The secret ingredient? Coconut flakes. By Wanderlust This recipe is part of a new series, From the Wanderlust Kitchen, celebrating real, good food. Receive a digital cookbook of this season’s recipes by signing up here. ••• Forbidden black rice. It’s as delicious (and nutritious) as it is intriguing. “Rice can get a bit boring and most rice is quite nutrient-poor. Forbidden black rice, however, is much more nutrient-dense than most rice and has a terrific texture and flavor,” says Wanderlust Hollywood executive chef Seamus Mullen. “This dish combines grass-fed beef and coconut, two excellent sources of healthy fats. It’s a perfect meal to help recover from an intense workout.” And of course, if you’d prefer your dish meat-free, simply skip the beef. Forbidden Black Rice Are you trying this recipe at home? Let us know with #WanderlustKitchen. INGREDIENTS 1 cup black rice, cooked 2 tbsp coconut oil 1 tsp minced shallot 1 tsp rice vinegar 1 tsp coconut flakes Salt and pepper to taste 1 tbsp yuzu juice mixed with 1 tbsp coconut oil 1/2 steamed baby bok choi Cilantro to garnish Optional: Grass-fed beef DIRECTIONS In a medium sauce pot, sweat shallots in 1 tbsp coconut oil until transparent, deglaze with rice vinegar. Add rice and fold in the remaining coconut oil. Fold in coconut flakes, season with salt and pepper. Plate in a bowl and top with bok choi, a drizzle of yuzu, and coconut and sprinkle of cilantro. If desired, top with grilled grass-fed beef. Makes 1 serving Photo by Melissa Ryan ••• Hungry for more from the Wanderlust Kitchen? Sign up for seasonal recipes, digital cookbooks, and inspiring interviews.