What Are Some Recipes for Black Rice?


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A black rice risotto recipe from Food Network features black rice, onion, chicken broth, white wine and Parmesan cheese. A black rice pudding recipe from Epicurious calls for a simple combination of black rice, coconut milk and sugar.

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To make a black rice risotto, keep 6 cups of chicken broth warm in a covered saucepan. Sauté 1 diced onion with 1 tablespoon of olive oil in another saucepan, and stir in 1 1/2 cups of black rice. Cook the mixture for one minute before pouring in 1/2 cup of dry white wine. Stir the mixture over medium-low heat until the rice absorbs the wine.

Add 3/4 cup of the reserved broth, and continue to stir the mixture until the rice absorbs the broth. Repeat this step with the remaining broth. When the risotto achieves a desirable texture and consistency, stir in 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese, and season it with salt and pepper. Garnish each serving with fresh basil and additional Parmesan.

To make a black rice pudding, boil 1 cup of black rice with 3 cups of water and 1/4 teaspoon of salt in a saucepan before allowing the mixture to simmer, covered, over low heat for 45 minutes. Incorporate 1/2 cup of sugar and 1 1/2 cups of unsweetened coconut milk, and add more salt to taste. Gently cook the mixture, uncovered, until the rice is tender and the mixture thickens. Serve the pudding in individual bowls with additional coconut milk.

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