Black rice is rich in Vitamin E- it is unprocessed and is able to retain all of it’s nutrients and is rich in antioxidants which is what makes is such a superfood! It helps with immunity, eye, brain, and skin health just to name a few!
- 1 Cup organic black rice
- 1 Cup 100% Whole Grain Organic Red Quinoa
- 2 Cups Organic Vegetable Broth
- 1 2/3 Cup Water
- 1/2 Organic Medium Onion Chopped
- 1/2 Organic Red Bell Pepper Chopped
- 1 tbsp Organic Minced Garlic
- 1 tbsp Organic Olive Oil
- 1 tbsp Organic Italian Seasoning
- 1/2 tbsp Organic Red Pepper Flakes
First and most important is rinsing and soaking the black rice and quinoa. While it is soaking- chop the bell pepper and onion and sauté that in olive oil with minced garlic.
Once the onion/bell pepper/ garlic have sautéed until they are just beginning to soften- add vegetable broth and water. Give the grains a final rinse and add them to the pot. Add your seasonings. You can add any seasoning you like- I prefer the Italian Seasoning and the Red Pepper Flakes for a bit of a kick.
Stir grains constantly until boiling, then reduce heat to Low and cover for 30 minutes- stirring occasionally.
Let sit for about 5 minutes before serving to allow any residual moisture to absorb.
This makes an excellent side- rice bowl- snack- you name it! I love to top mine with Feta and Peperoncini peppers and a little of the juice and some of my homemade Greek Dressing!
Serves 8 Calories: 170 Total Fat: 3.5g Cholesterol: 0g Sodium: 138.2mg Total Carbs: 32.1g Protein: 5.6g Iron: 3.2% Potassium: 33.5mg Vitamin A: 16.6% Vitamin C: 14.3%