Not only is this dish GORGEOUS, but it's awfully tasty, and good for you too. Whole grain heirloom rice, leafy greens, root vegetables and a dash of spicy and sweet. Black rice, otherwise known as "Forbidden Rice" is high in antioxidants, manganese, magnesium, molybdenum and phosphorus. A whole grain rice, it is gluten free, and is a great source of protein and fiber. This dish is filling, and satisfying and a stunner on the table.
Orange Pineapple Black Fried Rice*
•1 cup black rice
•1 2/3 cup water
•2 TBSP coconut oil
•1 onion chopped
•2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
•1/2 jalapeño pepper, sliced
•1 medium carrot, sliced
•1 cup coarsely chopped mustard greens
•1 cup bean sprouts
•1 cup thawed frozen edamame
•4 oz cored pineapple cut into 1/4" pieces
•2 scallions, thinly sliced
Mix together the following three:
•3 TBSP soy sauce
•1 tsp chili sauce
•2 TBSP Absinthe Orange
To start, cook the rice. Add the water and the rice to a medium sized pot and bring to a boil, then turn it down and simmer, COVERED, for about 20 min.
While rice is being cooked prepare all your other ingredients. You have lots of chopping to do. And mix up the chili/orange/soy sauce. Once you are done with that, in a large cast iron skillet, heat the oil over medium/low heat and add the onion. Cook until onion begins to be translucent, then add garlic and the jalapeños for another minute. Increase heat to high..add the carrot and mustard greens and cook another couple minutes. Stir in the cooked black rice. Now add the pineapple, the sprouts, the edamame, the scallions and the chili orange mixture you made. Heat for another minute or two and then serve. Throw that skillet down on the table on a trivet while it's sizzling and really look like you know what you are doing. Enjoy!
*modified recipe from Food & Wine Magazine issue Feb 2018
•Gluten Free •Vegan •Dairy Free