This is probably is a favorite rice dish for Lisa Corrado of Lisa Corrado Nutrition. It’s simple to make and gluten-free. The black rice adds a hearty nuttiness that’s loaded with antioxidants. Shallots and pistachios add more anti-inflammatory properties as well as tons of flavor.
Mediterranean Black Rice – Gluten-Free
Makes 4 – 6 servings
1 cup dry black rice
2 cups vegetable broth
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 medium shallots, peeled and thinly sliced
1 large lemon, You’ll use this for the zest and juice
⅓ cup shelled pistachios, chopped, divided for recipe
Cook rice according to package directions, replacing the water with vegetable broth. Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a sautè pan over medium heat. Add the sliced shallots and cook until softened and browned, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes. Add the lemon zest and pistachios, cooking for another 2 minutes. Season with a little salt & pepper. Toss in the cooked rice, and mix well. Drizzle with fresh lemon juice, mix well and enjoy. Download the printable Mediterranean Black Rice PDF
Lisa Corrado, a long-time resident of New Canaan, is the owner of Lisa Corrado Nutrition. Lisa is celebrating 10 years of providing nutrition services and is the author of a Moment in a Busy Life blog.