Mediterranean Organic Forbidden Rice and Red Quinoa

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!

Ingredients:

  • 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
These are the brands of grains I used

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!

So many options of toppings! I love Organic Feta and Peperoncini Peppers with a drizzle of the pepper juice.

Nutritional Information:

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%

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