Black Rice with Vegetables

Black Rice with Vegetables

I went out and I had this black rice cooked with zucchinis. Since then, reproducing the recipe at home has been on my mind, especially because it's very tasty and healthy. Don't let yourself intimidated by the color. If you cook it correctly, you'll be rewarded with a fragrant, delicious black rice with a slightly elastic and very nice texture.

I managed to impress and show something new to our guests. They even asked for the recipe, so it's good news. For us, it will become one of the basic garnishes - also because this wild rice is very full of nutrients! I did it only with carrots this time, but any of your favourite vegetable will work.


Black rice
500 g
see the rice I bought in step 1
1 tbsp
1 piece
Vegetable oil
50 ml
I combined olive oil with a little butter, but it works without

Step by step

Step 1

I bought the rice from a supermarket. This is what it looks like.

Don't take as true the cooking time written on the box. Also use your teeth as a guide :)

Black Rice with Vegetables - Step 1
Step 2

I read various recommendations saying it would be good to soak the rice in water an hour before boiling.

I don't think it's mandatory, but I had time and I did this.

Black Rice with Vegetables - Step 2
Step 3

Notice that the water will turn brown, but it's absolutely normal.

I drained this purple water and washed the rice 1-2 times.

Black Rice with Vegetables - Step 3
Step 4

Fill a large 5-liter saucepan with water, almost full. Put 1 tablespoon of salt and place over heat until it comes to the boil.

As soon as the water boils, add in the rice (well washed and drained), and let simmer for 40-45 minutes.

Black Rice with Vegetables - Step 4
Step 5

After 25 minutes, periodically taste the rice. It's done when it has an elastic texture, but it's not raw.

Black Rice with Vegetables - Step 5
Step 6

When it's ready, pour it into a sieve and drain the water in which it boiled.

Black Rice with Vegetables - Step 6
Step 7

Now quickly put a little oil in a pan or saucepan, maybe combined with a small piece of butter.

Black Rice with Vegetables - Step 7
Step 8

Cook in there, for 2-3 minutes, any vegetables you like - carrots, peppers, onions, zucchinis, mushrooms etc.

As you can see, I chose 1 julienned carrot.

Black Rice with Vegetables - Step 8
Step 9

When the vegetables are slightly cooked, add in the drained rice and salt, to taste.

Stir, turn off the heat and the rice is ready.

Black Rice with Vegetables - Step 9
Step 10

Serve with anything you like, meat, fish, vegetables etc.


Black Rice with Vegetables - Step 10
Quantity: 1 kg (6-7 servings)
Prep time: 60 min
Difficulty: easy
Ready in: 60 min
Publish date:

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