First of all, thanks for all the feedback about me sharing more Meatless Monday recipes! My Tuna, Tomatoes & Soft Boiled Eggs Salad post had the highest views to date since I went back to blogging. Woohoo!
As promised, here’s another super easy recipe that is healthy, meatless and yummy. I’ve been obsessed about this recipe because I love the taste, texture and the roughage factor:
Kimchi Black Rice & Broccoli Bowl
2 cups of cooked black forbidden rice
1/2 cup kimchi (chunks or chopped)
1 head of broccoli, cut into medium-sized spears
1 onion, sliced
2 tbsps extra virgin olive oil (divided between the broccoli and for cooking the rice)
1 tsp Bragg’s Amino Liquids or low-sodium soy sauce
fresh ground pepper to taste
Step 1: In a large mixing bowl, add the broccoli and coat well with extra virgin olive oil and pepper.
Step 2: Roast the seasoned broccoli in the oven or in an oven toaster or use an Airfryer for 12-15 minutes until cooked or golden brown (be careful not to burn them). Set aside.
Step 3: Sweat the onions. Cook until translucent.
Step 4: Add the kimchi and fry for 1-2 minutes.
Step 5: Add the cooked black rice and toss/stir
Step 6: Season with low-sodium soy sauce and pepper to taste
Step 7: Transfer the kimchi black rice into a bowl and top with the roasted broccoli.
Step 8: Serve with a smile 🙂
What I researched online about black forbidden rice:
Why black rice is forbidden?
During the days of the Ching and Ming dynasties Forbidden Rice was exclusively reserved for the Chinese Emperors to ensure their longevity and good health. Eventually, common people were allowed to eat the rice. Since then, it has become a nourishing staple that is reputed to promote long life and good health.
Is black rice low glycemic?
Black rice is higher in antioxidants than brown or white rice. Black rice also has a low Glycemic Index (GI) of 42.3 (Low GI foods are considered those with a GI of 55 or less) compared to white rice, which has an average GI of 89, and brown rice that has an average GI of 50.
Is black rice better for you than white rice?
Like brown rice, black rice (which is actually more purple than black) retains the outer bran layer that has been removed from white rice. As a result, both brown and black rice are higher in fiber and some nutrients, and are also heartier and chewier.
What are the nutritional facts of black rice?
A one-half cup serving of cooked black rice, or about ¼ cup uncooked, contains approximately (in daily recommended values): 160 calories. 1.5 grams of fat. 34 grams of carbohydrates