Confit Duck with Parsnip Purée, Roasted Figs & Red Rice

"I love duck, but this is an easy recipe that can also be used with pan roasted chicken legs or pork fillet. For extra flavour I find that rubbing it with 5 spice ties in very well with this recipe." - Benjamin Conroy, Forbidden Foods Chef Serves: 4 | Prep Time: 10m | Cook Time: 25m Ingredients: - ½ cup of Forbidden Red Rice - 3 tbsp olive ...
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Fermented Black Rice Chirashi Sushi

"Lovely as a light starter before a heartier main meal. The sky is endless with the raw fish you can add to this. Try using scallops, prawns and even smoked eel if you’re feeling even more creative." - Benjamin Conroy, Forbidden Foods Chef Serves: 2 | Prep Time: 15m (12 hours fermenting time) | Cook Time: N/A Ingredients: - ½ cup of Forbidd...
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Red Rice Mushroom Risotto with Porcini, Grana Padano & Black Pepper Cream

"If you’re really trying to impress why not try garnishing this dish with some truffle oil or fresh truffle? Easily accessible at the mushroom man at the prahran market or any good gourmet grocer." - Benjamin Conroy, Forbidden Foods Chef Serves: 2 | Prep Time: 10m | Cook Time: 25m Ingredients: - 1 ½ cups of Forbidden Red Rice - ½ cup dried ...
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Creamed Forbidden Rice with Anise Poached Pear & Fig Leaf Anglaise

"Although this recipe calls for fig leaves or bay leaves, it’s just as tasty with plain vanilla custard or yoghurt." - Benjamin Conroy, Forbidden Foods Chef Serves: 4 | Prep Time: 15m | Cook Time: 25m Ingredients: Creamed Rice:- 1 Cup Forbidden Rice (any variety) - 1 Cup pouring cream Fig Leaf Anglaise: - Seeds from 1 vanilla bean - 4 fig ...
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Orange, Honey and Puffed Black Rice Granola

"This granola is great served with your favourite type of milk or yoghurt. I also look at it as a healthy dessert option if you’re trying to be good." - Benjamin Conroy, Forbidden Foods Chef Serves: 4 | Prep Time: 10m | Cook Time: 60m Ingredients: For the Granola - 1 cup of puffed black rice - ½ cup desiccated coconut - ½ cup whole almonds - 1...
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Brandy Cured Salmon, Avocado & Trio of Forbidden Rice

"If you're entertaining people, this recipe is great for curing a whole side of salmon and impressing your guests with taste and texture. Don’t forget to leave the skin on and multiply the recipe by 3 depending on the size of your salmon." - Benjamin Conroy, Forbidden Foods Chef Serves: 2 | Prep Time: 120m | Cook Time: 20m (rice only) Ingred...
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