Forbidden Rice Stir Fry with Baked Teriyaki Tofu

Occasionally, I like to mull over deep questions. Last week: How did forbidden rice get its name? What made it “forbidden”? Was it because something evil gave the rice its Maleficent-esque black and purple hues and needed to be vanquished from the land? Or was it because only the imperial family in the Forbidden City was allowed to eat forbidden rice?  These are the deep questions I ask myself as I stuffed my face with black rice.