Eating well should be an adventure not a lesson in drudgery! And the internet makes it easier to take our own culinary adventure each and every day if that’s what we want to do. The other day I googled forbidden/black rice and found this wonderful recipe. I hope that you enjoy it as much as we did!
A recipe from Love & Lemons….
brussels sprout & avocado salad
- 2 cups brussels sprouts, sliced in half
- 1 cup sliced broccolini
- 1/4 cup chopped scallions
- a bit of coconut oil, for the pan
- salt, pepper
- 1 cup (cooked) black rice
- 1/2 avocado, diced
- handful of fresh mint
- handful of sliced almonds
- handful of micro sprouts
- sprinkle of sesame seeds
- extra sriracha, for serving
- extra lime slices, for serving
- 1/4 cup fish sauce
- 2 tablespoons orange juice
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 2 tablesooons rice wine vinegar
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 tablespoon sugar (optional)
- 1 teaspoon sriracha (optional)
- Whisk together dressing ingredients and set aside. (You can take a taste but remember that it might seem a little strong – it’ll become more tame once it’s on the brussels sprouts and everything else).
- Heat a large skillet over high heat. Add a few teaspoons of oil. When it starts to sizzle add the brussels sprouts, cut side down (or as many as you can get cut side down quickly), with a few pinches of salt. Don’t touch them for a few minutes until the cut-side starts to turn golden brown (turn one over to check). Once they have a good sear, flip them over, add the broccolini and continue cooking until tender, but not mushy. At the very end, toss in the scallions.
- Transfer the vegetables to a large plate, let them cool slightly, then toss with a bit of the dressing. Taste and adjust seasonings.
- Toss the brussels sprouts & broccolini with the black rice, sliced avocado, mint, almonds, sprouts and sesame seeds. Taste & toss with more dressing. Serve warm, and with extra lime slices and more sriracha if you like.
Vegan/vegetarians: sub soy sauce or tamari for the fish sauce, but add only 2 tablespoons, not 1/4 cup. (you can always add more, to taste).
Feel free to roast your brussels sprouts & broccolini in the oven if you prefer.