There is a sushi location listed here in Chicago that provides you the choice to pick black rice with your roll. The initial time I made the decision to attempt it, I was blown absent by the rice’s slight sweet flavor and chewy texture. At this issue, I can not definitely get pleasure from sushi unless of course it is produced with black rice (which also takes place to be identified as purple rice or forbidden rice.)

If you have not cooked with black rice just before, it’s very simple to make and unquestionably mouth watering. I have rather a several recipes that use black rice, together with: salmon tacos, thai peanut chicken bowls, and these chile lime salmon bowls. It’s a have to-check out!

Here’s how this recipe came to fruition: I desired to use up some black rice that experienced been lurking in my pantry for a few months, so I resolved to make this remarkable vegetarian fried rice with pineapple and edamame. It’s a plant-based, healthful acquire on conventional fried rice and damn is it excellent! And guess what? It is vegetarian and gluten free too!

This pineapple fried rice incorporates Thai flavors and veggies that have been a little more exceptional than common variations of fried rice. In this recipe you are going to come across: clean pineapple (though frozen would also function), soy sauce, chili paste, cilantro, cashews, ginger, garlic, purple bell pepper, inexperienced onion, purple cabbage (these types of an underrated superfood!), and edamame for a raise of plant-primarily based protein.

vegetarian fried rice with pineapple, edamame, and red bell pepper in a bowl

What is the big difference between white rice and purple/black rice (or forbidden rice)?

Forbidden rice, also regarded as black or purple rice is loaded with anti-oxidants as well as increased quantities of fiber and protein than equally white and brown rice. I adore cooking with forbidden rice since it adds a nutty, marginally sweet taste to savory recipes. Use up the relaxation of your forbidden rice from this recipe in these delectable tacos, and this gorgeous bowl.

How to prepare dinner black rice

Include 1 cup of rice and a minor coconut oil (or sesame oil) to a medium pot and spot more than medium warmth. Toast rice for 1 minute with the oil to greatly enhance the taste and texture, then incorporate 2 cups h2o and salt, and stir. Allow drinking water to arrive to a boil, then change heat to lower, address and cook for 45-50 minutes. Do not at any point, raise up the lid. Clear away from heat and enable to sit in pan covered for 10 minutes, then fluff with a fork. The rice should really be somewhat chewy but still smooth.

vegetarian fried rice with pineapple and red bell pepper in a bowl with chopsticks

How to make fried rice at dwelling

Fried rice is pretty easy to make suitable at household, and right after you make it at the time,  you’ll be addicted. The finest section is that you can increase a variety of veggies and protein to mix it up. In this article are some suggestions for making vegetarian fried rice at property:

  1. Use previous rice: my tips is to use day aged rice for the ideal texture and to reach the crispiness you wish. If you want to use refreshing rice, you unquestionably can, just make positive that it is sat out for 5 minutes prior to you prepare dinner with it. I like to spread mine on a tray to interesting for 5 minutes.
  2. Use a incredibly hot wok or pan: Make sure your pan is awesome and sizzling when you prepare dinner your fried rice. This will assist to obtain crispiness. Use coconut oil or sesame oil for more flavor.
  3. Pre-prepare dinner your eggs to pace up the method: fried rice ordinarily doesn’t just take a very long time so you’ll want to cook your eggs and any protein initially. Then set apart and you can toss them in when the fried rice is finished.
  4. Include in extra veggies, sauce or protein. Sense no cost to change this recipe up and insert whichever veggies you have it on hand. You could also add fish sauce, extra soy sauce and even extra protein if you truly feel like you will need it.

two bowls of vegetarian fried rice with pineapple, red bell pepper, and chopsticks

What to provide vegetarian fried rice with

You can love this pineapple fried rice as is, or if you aren’t vegetarian you can serve with salmon, hen or beef. It’s up to you!

Much more recipes you could like:

Rooster Mango Stir Fry

Kung Pao Brussels Chickpea Stir Fry

Healthier Sesame Orange Ginger Chickpea Stir Fry

Thai Peanut Rooster Sweet Potato Noodle Stir Fry

a bowl of vegetarian fried rice with pineapple, red bell pepper, and chopsticks

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Recipe by: Evi Madison // SRCooking | Images by: Eat Love Eats