Black rice is also known as forbidden rice. Not only does it have less calories than white rice, it also is more nutritious.
While not as common as other types of rice, black rice is the highest in antioxidant activity and contains more protein than brown rice. As such, eating it may offer several health benefits, including boosting eye and heart health, protecting against certain forms of cancer, and aiding weight loss.
Steamed white rice has 242 calories per cup, while steamed black rice has 160 calories per cup.
I buy the Natures Earthly Choice black rice on Amazon. I like to use my rice cooker to cook black rice. I use the brown rice setting. However, you can just follow the instructions on the bag and cook it on the stove top.