Black is beautiful, isn’t it? Who all agrees with me? It’s a big yes from me and I am in love with this beauty. Today I am sharing a recipe Black Rice Chicken Risotto which is a very healthy dish and is easy to make and taste divine. A very rich, flavorful and scrumptious dish.

Black Rice has got a very aromatic flavour and slightly Nutty flavour in taste.

Black Rice also known as forbidden rice or purple rice is a superfood with lots of nutritional and health benefits. Some of which are – rich in antioxidants, natural dexotifier, good source of fiber, preventing risk of diabetes, preventing risk of obesity, richer protein content and better heart health.

It is loaded with anti-oxidants especially anthocyanin which is great for diabetics, heart patients and helps brain activity. Its great for skin and hair due to its Vitamin e content. It is also loaded with fibre so it does not spike blood sugar levels. Its rich in iron, hence a good source for vegetarians.

I am super excited and happy to get this rice from one of my virtual friend Pallabita Bora who just started her venture on this. You can visit her page Arghya to know more about the product and service.

I am coming up with more recipes with this superfood so keep a watch on this space. So lets move on to the recipe.

Preparation time : 10 mins plus soaking rice time

Cooking time : 30 mins

Serves : 2-3


1 cup Black Rice soaked overnight

100 gms boneless Chicken cubes

2+2 tbsps Olive oil

1 tbsp Butter

2 tbsps parmesan cheese garted

2 fat Garlic cloves chopped

½ tsp Pepper powder

Salt to taste

Dried basil for seasoning

1 Onion sliced

Water 2 cups

Method :

Heat a pan, add 2 tbsps Olive oil, 2 Garlic Cloves Chopped and Saute for a min.

Add 100 gms boneless Chicken cubes, ½ tsp pepper powder, season with salt and dried basil.

Stir fry for 8-10 mins till golden and keep aside.

Heat a pan, add 2 tbsps Olive oil, 1 onion sliced and saute till onion turns soft.

Add 1 cup overnight soaked black rice and saute for 5 mins stirring it continously.

Season with salt and add 2 cups water.

Cover the pan and cook till the rice is cooked and water dries up. Add more water if required.

Add the chicken, 1 tbsp butter, 2 tbsps grated parmesan cheese, mix well and take off the heat.

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I hope you liked the recipe. Please do share your valuable feedbacks, I would love to hear from you all. Happy cooking!

About Akum Raj Jamir

Hello Everyone.. I am Akum Raj Jamir. I am a Naga Lady born and bought up from Nagaland. Married to a Tamilian and settled in Chennai now.  I worked in hotel industry for 3 years and later I shifted to corporate sector and worked in US based MNC companies. In January 2014 I was blessed with a baby boy and that it when I decided to quit my job and give me full time for him as well as the home. Now I am a homemaker ☺.  I started cooking at the very small age. We sisters used to help mom in the kitchen and followed the foot step of my mom and that's how I developed my cooking skills. A foodie by nature and a passionate cook, loves everything about food. Cooking is my passion. I love experimenting with food in my kitchen and try to bring the best in whatever I cook. I cook with all my heart and soul and this love is evident in the dishes I cook.  I believe in sharing a lot thus whatever I cook I share with fellow friends and my fan followings. So this space is all about food from my kitchen for foodies like me. Explore the recipes ☺

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