The lovely nutty flavour of black rice pairs beautifully with a curried citrus vinaigrette. This dish is also excellent served with cooked chicken breasts. Grapes are used here, but feel free to try mango or papaya chunks for a lovely addition.
Black rice, also known as forbidden or purple rice, is richer in antioxidants than blueberries and high in iron, vitamin E, and fibre. Its mild and nutty flavour even lends itself to desserts such as rice pudding made with coconut milk.
Place beets in medium-sized saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and gently boil until beets are tender but still slightly firm when pierced with skewer. Drain and cool. Peel and dice into 1/2 in (1.25 cm) cubes. Place in bowl. Set aside.
Place rice in medium-sized saucepan along with 3 cups (750 mL) water and salt. Bring to a boil. With lid slightly ajar, cook over medium heat until rice is tender but still has a little bite, about 35 to 40 minutes. When rice is tender, drain well and spread on baking sheet to cool slightly. Transfer to bowl.
Combine dressing ingredients in bowl and whisk until thoroughly blended. Drizzle 2 Tbsp (30 mL) dressing over beets and add chard. Gently toss to coat. Drizzle remaining dressing over rice and toss to coat. Arrange rice on serving platter, and spoon beets and chard over top. Sprinkle with almonds and grapes, and garnish with cilantro. Serve at room temperature.
If breakfast oatmeal is your jam, you’ll happily spoon up this oat-infused hearty chili. It comes together quickly enough to add to your weeknight dinner routine, but soaking the steel-cut oats ahead of time is key to having them cook more efficiently. Toppings run the gamut of avocado, sour cream, broken tortilla chips, cilantro, or grated cheddar. Hot stuff Chili powders can range greatly in their heat levels. So, it’s important to know the type you’re working with to gauge how much of a fiery kick it will add to a dish.
This vibrant soup is a soul-soothing hug in a bowl. Blue and purple fruits and vegetables contain powerful antioxidants called anthocyanins that promote health and proper brain function. Apple swap Try swapping out the apples in this recipe for pears. Just like the apples, the subtle sweetness of pears helps balance out the earthiness of the cabbage.
Deep green fruits and vegetables are high on the list of health-promoting foods. Green foods have been shown to contain high amounts of antioxidants and nutrients that promote good cardiovascular health and can inhibit certain carcinogens. Serve this frittata alongside a leafy green salad for an unbeatable green culinary experience. Versatile leftovers Any leftover frittata makes a wonderful filling for a sandwich along with other thinly sliced vegetables you have on hand and a smear of hummus.
This creamy dip will be your go-to for dunking vegetables or for spooning over roast chicken or root vegetables as a sauce. Compounds found in fennel have been shown to stimulate the production of T-cells in our body, which, in turn, may help improve our immune response to infections. If white is right If you would like to stay on the white theme, try serving this dip with an array of white vegetables such as endive leaves, jicama sticks, daikon rounds, steamed nugget potatoes, and cauliflower florets.