Making Food Fun: Black Rice, Black Pasta and Black Quinoa

W-Eats-Bean-PastaDo you know what black rice is? What about black pasta? Or maybe black quinoa? Check out all the fun ways to use these grains to make your mealtimes more spooky! And healthy!

Black rice, also known as forbidden rice, is super rich in antioxidants and iron. Some black rice contains gluten, so if you or your child has a gluten allergy be cautious!

Black pasta can be made with black beans or squid ink. Black bean pasta is naturally high in protein, fiber, and iron. It is sodium free, and most varieties are gluten free as well.

My twins do not eat beans. They are not fond of the texture. But here are my 2 year old twins eating up the bean pasta. It’s made of 100% black beans.

My Kids Love Bean Pasta. It's a black pasta and they love it. My kids do not eat beans right now, but here is another way for them to eat beans. Black quinoa tastes very similar to traditional white quinoa. Black quinoa has a crunchier texture, and the grains don’t stick together as much. Quinoa is a great gluten free grain that is packed full of protein.

Check out some awesome selections of each below, as well as some recipe ideas to get you started; you can use these black alternatives in any of your favorite dishes for a fun Halloween twist!

Check out our other articles for even more fun Halloween food ideas and Halloween treats.

 

Check Out Our Other Black Bean Resources:

 

Black Rice

Black Rice

 

 

 

Heirloom Chinese Black Rice-$17.49 on Amazon (4lbs)

Gourmet Black Japonica Field Blend Rice-$10.49 on Amazon (2lbs)

 

 Black Pasta

Squid Ink Spaghetti-$20.12 on Amazon (2 pack)

Zebra Black & White Bowties-$44.55 on Amazon (4 pack)

Explore Asia Organic Black Bean Spaghetti-$3.99 on Amazon

 

 

Black Quinoa

Black Quinoa

 

 

 

Organic Royal Black Quinoa-$14.99 on Amazon

Living Now Organic Black Quinoa– $10.68 on Amazon

 

Black Spaghetti

Black Pasta - Halloween Spaghetti

image credit: the36thavenue / Desirée
Get the recipe here for Halloween Spaghetti

 

Forbidden Rice with Acorn Squash and Pecans

Black Rice - Forbidden Rice with Acorn Squash and Pecans

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Get the recipe here for Forbidden Rice with Acorn Squash and Pecans

 

“Widow’s Nest” Spooky Vegan Pasta

Black Pasta - "Widow's Nest" Spooky Vegan Pasta

image credit: bread&bonnet / Meg van der Kruik
Get the recipe here for “Widow’s Nest” Spooky Vegan Pasta

Black Quinoa & Roasted Vegetable Bowl

Black Quinoa Roasted Vegetable Bowl

image credit: pixelsandcrumbs / Mary McDonald
Get the recipe here for Black Quinoa & Roasted Vegetable Bowl

 

Black Fried Rice with Snap Peas and Scallions

Black Fried Rice with Snap Peas and Scallions

image credit: feedmephoebe / Phoebe Lapine
Get the recipe here for Black Fried Rice with Snap Peas and Scallions

Mexican Black Bean Spaghetti

Mexican Black Bean Spaghetti

image credit: shape / Jennifer Salzano-Sites
Get the recipe here for Mexican Black Bean Spaghetti

 

Potato Bacon Pasta

Black Pasta - Potato Bacon Pasta

image credit: bsinthekitchen / Bob & Carlene Deutscher
Get the recipe here for Potato Bacon Pasta

 

Black Quinoa Pancakes with Blueberry Maple Syrup

Black Quinoa Pancakes with Blueberry Maple Syrup

image credit:thepatricianpalette / Patricia Bainter & Mark Woolcott Photography
Get the recipe here for Black Quinoa Pancakes with Blueberry Maple Syrup

Black Rice Pudding

Black Rice Pudding

image credit: veronicascornucopia / Veronica Raklis
Get the recipe here for Black Rice Pudding

 

Black Quinoa, Berry & Chia Seed Energy Bars

Black Quinoa Energy Bars with Cranberries and Chocolate

image credit: veggieblackboard
Get the recipe here for Black Quinoa, Berry & Chia Seed Energy Bars

 

 

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