Black Rice Pilaf
The Idea For This came to me during a recent trip to Trader Joe’s. That was where I saw the black rice. I looked at it and I thought about what I could do with this. And of course – black rice pilaf came to mind. So I brought it home. I started cooking like any ordinary pilaf. When I poured the chicken stock in the pan with the black rice, it turned everything black. I have to admit, it looked a little odd at first, but I continued and discovered black rice pilaf makes a very tasty alternative to white rice pilaf. I hope you try it and enjoy it as much as we did.
1 cup black rice
1/3 cup fine noodles
3 Tbs olive oil
1 small shallot, finely chopped
2 cups chicken broth
Salt and freshly ground pepper
In a medium sauce pan, saute the shallots in the olive oil, until tender – about 3 – 5 minutes. Add the noodles and cook until brown. This happens quickly, so keep a close eye on it so the noodles don’t burn. Add the rice. Cook and stir for a minute or so until slightly toasted. Add the chicken broth, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes, or until the rice is tender.
I hope you try this easy black rice pilaf and enjoy it!