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nutritional lovefest: black rice benefits

May 16, 2014

So..sorry for the late post on this one guys. Obviously this week has not been my friend. Yeah…let just get to the real grub…

major benefits of black riceI’ve always loved rice. More than pasta. More than crackers. More than bread…not even kidding. It’s just so versatile! Sadly though, rice has always = carbs. Until I found black rice; this new “it” superfood.

major benefits of black rice major benefits of black riceMy mom introduced me to black rice, luring me in with a taste test and promises of high nutritional value. Well, she was right! Just a few of the benefits include:

+High in antioxidants
+Heart attack preventative
+High nutritional value

Black rice also may prevent other serious illnesses, like Alzheimer’s, diabetes and cancer.

Obviously, this is my new rice of choice (sorry amaretto). Plus, it’s uber easy to make and has a soft, somewhat nutty texture that blends well with a variety of veggies.

major benefits of black rice major benefits of black riceI just followed the directions on the back of the bag (I purchased a bag of Nature’s Earthly Choice). It’s basically the normal way to make rice, just  with the added step of rinsing the rice before cooking to get some of the “purple” color out. I also made some asparagus using my fav Giada recipe, threw it in with black rice, a bit of salt and pepper, and boom. Lunch is served.

Chow down, friends.

P.S. Hope you have great weekend! I’m headed to a concert in Milwaukee tonight, followed by garage sale hopping, dress fitting, gardening and circuit training on Saturday and my sister’s college graduation Sunday. Busy weekend for me! Enjoy yours, and let’s pray for some sun!

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  • Reply Trang June 10, 2016 at 7:28 am

    Hi Nicole, thanks for writing this article : ) I really enjoy your blog. Have you heard about fermented black rice? It’s a dish from the North of Vietnam. It’s sometimes served with yogurt. There is a similar dish from Thailand, which is served with coconut milk and mango. You can try and make these dishes at home. I have seen the recipes on Pinterest. Cheers!

    • Reply nicole June 13, 2016 at 6:06 pm

      I haven’t heard of this! I am FO SHO going to look into it though, sounds really good. Thanks for passing along 🙂

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