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.
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
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.