5 min Prep, 1 h Cook
A few weeks ago I was browsing through my Twitter feed and came across a rather intriguing foodie picture from a fellow tweeter. It was the type of culinary picture that just instantly catches your attention at first glance, unforgettable would be the best description.
The first good thing about black rice is that is it totally gluten free (the binding protein agent found in barley, wheat and rye). Rather is deep hue attributes to it’s high levels of antioxidants which are responsible for fighting free radicals that can cause cancer.
The protein levels in black rice is astronomical in comparison to white, brown, and even wild rice. That’s something to really take note of it you’re serious about your protein consumption because black rice is a great option. Along the the antioxidant properties it’s also anti inflammatory, detoxifies the body via the expelling toxins from the liver and is full of fiber and vitamin E.
Rinse the rice with water several times to get rid of any debris. Then leave to soak overnight in a mediums sized saucepot (just enough water to cover the grains)
The next day, rinse off the water from overnight and add the 2 cups of water to the pan.
Bring the black rice with water to a boil, before covering on low heat.
Allow the rice to simmer for an hour, throughout this time check the water levels periodically adding ¼ cup a water at a time if needed.
Around 30-40 minutes into cooking, the rice should have drastically softened. This the perfect time to stir in your coconut milk, along with the cardamom, pink salt and vanilla.
Leave to simmer (stir a few times) on medium/low heat for a further 15-20 minutes until most of the coconut milk has evaporated. The texture of the rice pudding should be soft, with liquid similar to risotto.
Once cooked serve accordingly.
Serving Size 1074 g
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 718 cals||36%|
|% Daily Value*|
|Kilojoules 3016 kJ||36%|
|Fat 14.7 g||23%|
|Sodium 965.9 mg||42%|
|Carbohydrate 110.5 g||37%|
|Protein 35.7 g||71%|
|*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.|