In case anyone’s been to (or lives in) Los Angeles, there is an Indian restaurant there called Tantra. One of their specialties is “black rice”, which is actually a saffron rice that they cook with oils and spices until it blackens. It is literally jet black in color, but of course, they will not reveal their recipe to turn the white/yellow rice black.
P.S. Please do not tell me “black food coloring” or “burn it”, because that is NOT what they do.
Does anyone else know??? Much appreciated.