Forbidden Rice Breakfast Bowl
MACROS 400Cals 15gPro 69gCarbs 9gFat
Have you ever used Forbidden Rice in your cooking? If not, it is time to give it a try. Maybe it’s the deep inky color or the smooth nutty flavor or the name “forbidden rice” but what ever the reason I love forbidden rice in recipes. Though the name is long, this dish comes together in minutes and makes an incredibly healthy and filling breakfast.
FORBIDDEN RICE BREAKFAST BOWL
Serving Size 4
1 cup / 200g black rice, soaked overnight (if possible)
2 cups water
pinch of salt
ADD TO EACH BOWL
3/4 c cook forbidden rice
1/2 cup almond or milk of your choosing
1 tsp vanilla
1 Tbsp. lite maple syrup or honey
1/2 cup natures valley protein oats and honey
1/3 cup of berries or fruit of your choosing
place the rice in a bowl filled with water and soak it overnight. If you do so, place it in a pot with water and salt over medium heat. Let it come to a boil; turn the heat down to low, put the lid on, and let it simmer for 20-25 minutes.
If you do not soak, follow the same steps, but let it simmer between 50-60 minutes. Drain any excess water. Fluff it with a fork. It should be soft and chewy. Once cooled, store it in the fridge in an airtight container.
While the rice is cooking, prepare all the fruit that you would like to accompany the dish.
To assemble, scoop out desired amount of black rice into a bowl, top with fruit, granola, sweetener and your milk of choice. Enjoy.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF BLACK RICE
It is high in fiber and low in calories
Its purple color is associated with anthocyanin antioxidants, which are also found in blueberries and blackberries.
According to this website, the specific anthocyanins phytochemicals found in black rice help to maintain healthy cholesterol levels by reducing total cholesterol, LDL “bad” cholesterol, and total triacylglycerol concentrations. These are 3 factors commonly involved in cardiovascular disease.
Plus, since black rice is naturally gluten-free, it is a convenient alternative for those of you who are following a gluten-free diet.