Sometime ago I cooked a recipe with black rice for breakfast. It blew my mind!
Black rice is a rice but somehow completely different. It has the consistency and the shape of rice but the taste is something special. It is a versatile grain which can be cooked as a main dish, for breakfast, as a dessert or a simple a snack.
Black rice (also called venere rice or venus rice) is in comparison to normal rice a real Superfood! Rich in iorn, protein and antioxidants. It tastes slightly nutty-sweet and therefore matches perfectly with the blueberries in this dish.
Black rice originated in China and allegedly only people of the imperial court were allowed to eat it. Since 1994 it has been grown also in Italy in the Piedmont region. The condition of the soil and the water in this area is perfect for a growing the crop.
While cooking the rise, the essential flavours escape and spread a mild woody aroma in the kitchen giving you an insite that you are about to taste something really special. Thus, I wanted to create my own recipe including this unique ingredient.
Slowly the days become warmer, that’s why I wanted to create a light refreshing recipe. The combination of blueberry and avocado has always been a favourite of mine. Together with yoghurt, lime and mint this whole recipe makes for a light and refreshing main dish.
As I take my dishes very often with my to the office and serve it for catering it is always good to have a dish which doesn’t need to be reheated. The microwave destroys many of the healthy nutrients. I simply prepare the salad the day before. Take the avocado with me and a small container for the yoghurt and that’s it. To serve the lunch you only need to slice the avocado, add your rice and yoghurt and dig in.
The whole dish is quick and easy to prepare! But now go cook and enjoy your imperial enjoyment.