I love rice!
I would eat rice everyday if theyâ€™d let me.
But letâ€™s face it plain (white) rice is sometimesâ€¦ just bland.
Lately Iâ€™ve been incorporating other nutrient rich varieties of rice into my diet.
I initially tried it as an experiment; cooking different kinds of rice together, and it turned out very well.
Itâ€™s the only way I cook rice these days.
My recipe is a melange of parboiled rice, brown basmati rice, wild rice and red rice.
I then up the ante by adding some protein rich lentils â€“ usually beluga or green lentils.
Itâ€™s very simple to make, nutritious and tastes delicious.
I combine about a half a cup of each ingredient in the rice cooker, season with salt, pepper flakes and dried parsley, add in enough water and it’s set to cook.
I’m not a fan of mushy sticky rice, I like my rice firm and a little chewy.
It turns out perfect every time – fluffy, nutty, rich in texture and flavour.
I usually cook up a big batch; this makes weeknight dinners a breeze.
Itâ€™s perfect with my favourite tomato-ey kale sauce with a bit of toasted coconut flakes sprinkled on top.
Healthy, nutritious and deliciousâ€¦