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 https://www.facebook.com/Arghya-135235063817481/ 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

Ingredients:

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! 

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