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Roasted Beet, Black Rice & Walnut Salad Recipe

Although “black rice” is just that when it is raw, it actually changes to a dark purple colour when cooked. Black rice is an incredibly nutritious little grain. So nutritious that it is being called a “superfood” these days. A word that seems to be getting thrown around a lot. Superfood or not, all I care about is that black rice tastes really good, and is really god for you. It is pretty cool looking too.

Black rice, originally from China, used to be called “forbidden rice”. ” In ancient China, nobles commandeered every grain of a variety of black rice known as “Forbidden Rice” for themselves and forbade the common people from eating it.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/029735_black_rice_antioxidants.html#ixzz2I0iF9gEZ

First time I bought some black rice was at the healthy food expo here in Montreal in March. The first time I used it I made this black rice, kale, chickpea and cashew salad. Which was absolutely delicious. I hadn’t bought any more black rice since then, because it isn’t the easiest grain to find and can be quite expensive at some places. Continue reading

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Black Rice, Roasted Chickpeas, Kale & Cashew Salad

This is one of those recipes that just came together on the go. I assure you that when I started out I didn’t expect that I was going to end up with a black rice, roasted chickpea, kale, cashew salad with a citrus, sesame, mint dressing.

I can tell you that I am extremely happy that I did though. It was so good that I made it again the next night for a friend. Continue reading

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