Black is a recurring theme here on ye old blog, and it has suddenly trickled into the food world. I mentioned Gourmet's Paris issue in a recent post, and discovered there a new find. Forbidden Black Chinese Rice! It's kind of like white rice, but ever more glamorous. Available at Purcell Mountain Farms, hopefully it will come to Whole Foods and other gourmet purveyors soon.
If you're not into black food, how about purple, coral or ruby red? Try these rice varietals from Alter Eco, a French-based company focused on fair trade and sustainable products, that was featured on Martha Stewart today. You can both create a beautiful meal and feel good about it in the process.