Nigella Lawson squid with prawns, chilli and black rice on Spring Kitchen with Tom Kerridge

Nigella Lawson cooks a squid and prawn with chilli dish on Spring Kitchen with Tom Kerridge.

The dished cooked with herbs and lemon zest and is served with black rice.

Black rice is considered to be one of the healthiest food types that can be obtained today. It is packed with a wide array of nutrients. Black rice was once dubbed as the “Forbidden Rice”. It was cultivated in very small amounts in China where it has its origins and in the early days it was only for the emperor’s consumption. Although no such ban is being practiced nowadays, black rice is still very much produced in low amounts, especially when compared to brown and white rice.