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Healthy & Delicious Vegan Black Rice Pilaf with Carrots Recipe
How to Make Nutritious Pilaf with Carrot & Forbidden Rice

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Ingredients

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2 cups Black Rice
2 sliced Carrots sliced
4 cups Vegetable Broth or rice water
1 chopped Onion
2 handfuls Soybeans soaked
1 tsp Oil
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Saffron for its unique fragrance
Coriander A handful
1/2 cups Walnuts
1 tsp Cinnamon
A few kumquats for better taste kumquats

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This Healthy & Delicious Vegan Black Rice Pilaf with Carrots Recipe contains flavor and nutrients. With a fragrant mix of spices, tender carrots, and chewy black rice, it's a tasty and wholesome dish perfect for any meal. Give it a try, and enjoy a delicious and nutritious vegan meal!

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  • Gluten Free
  • Healthy
  • High calorie
  • Suitable for athletes
  • Suitable for pregnant women
  • Vegan
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    Hey there, fellow foodies! As a vegan, I always look for new ways to incorporate wholesome and nutritious ingredients into my meals. I’m excited to share this delicious and healthy recipe for Vegan Black Rice Pilaf with Carrots with you all!
    Black rice, also known as forbidden rice, is a type of whole-grain rice that originated in China thousands of years ago. It was once considered a delicacy reserved only for royalty, hence the name “forbidden rice.” The creation of black rice is believed to result from a genetic mutation that occurred naturally in the rice plant. This mutation resulted in the development of a dark purple bran layer that contains high levels of antioxidants, fiber, and iron, making it a healthier alternative to white rice. And let’s not forget about its nutty flavor and chewy texture, which makes it the perfect base for a savory pilaf.
    Traditionally, black rice was used in Chinese medicine to treat various health conditions, from digestive problems to kidney and liver disease. Today, it is enjoyed for its health benefits, nutty flavor, and chewy texture. Black rice is commonly used in various dishes, from savory pilafs to sweet desserts. It is often paired with coconut milk, ginger, and fruit to enhance its natural flavor. It is also becoming increasingly popular as a healthier alternative to white rice due to its high nutritional value and lower glycemic index.

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    I’ll pair black rice with delicious and nutritious carrots, saffron, coriander, and other spices for this recipe. These ingredients combine to create a tasty, aromatic dish that will leave your taste buds dancing. And the best part? It’s super easy to make! All you need to do is cook the black rice, prepare the carrot ingredients separately, and then mix them together for a flavorful and wholesome pilaf.

    Not only is this dish bursting with flavor, but it’s also a great source of plant-based protein and essential nutrients. So, whether you’re a vegan or simply looking to add more healthy and delicious meals to your diet, this Black Rice Pilaf with Carrots is a must-try recipe. Trust me; your taste buds and body will thank you!

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    Tip & Tricks

    I’ve made this delicious Vegan Black Rice Pilaf with Carrots Recipe a few times now, and I’d love to share some tips and tricks with you.

    • First things first, let’s talk about black rice. It’s a superfood that’s packed with nutrients and antioxidants. It’s a great alternative to regular white or brown rice, but keep in mind that it takes longer to cook. You’ll need to simmer it for about 45 minutes to an hour.
    • Rinse the black rice before cooking it to remove excess starch and debris. This will ensure that the rice cooks evenly and doesn’t clump together.
    • When it comes to cooking black rice, the water ratio is important. You’ll need about 2 cups of water for every 1 cup of black rice. And remember to rinse the rice before cooking it.
    • If you’re wondering how to soak black rice, you definitely can! Soaking black rice can help reduce cooking time and make it easier to digest. Soak the rice for at least 30 minutes to an hour before cooking it.
    • For this recipe, you’ll want to cook the rice in rice water, just the water you used to soak the rice. This will give the rice a richer flavor and add some extra nutrients.
    • Soak the soybeans for a few hours before using them in the recipe. This will help them cook faster and become more tender.
    • When frying the onions and carrots for the pilaf, cook them until they’re slightly caramelized and fragrant. This will enhance the flavors in the dish and give it a nice texture.
    • Use a mix of spices like cumin, paprika, nutmeg, and cinnamon to add depth and complexity to the dish. Feel free to experiment with different spice combinations to find your perfect flavor profile.
    • Add the raisins and walnuts towards the end of the cooking process to prevent them from getting too mushy or burnt. They’ll add a nice texture and sweetness to the dish.
    • Don’t forget the saffron! It may be a small amount, but it packs a powerful punch of flavor and aroma that elevates this dish to the next level.
    • Garnish the dish with some fresh coriander and kumquats for a pop of color and freshness. This will make the dish look even more flavorful and delicious.
    • And finally, black rice is a healthy and delicious option packed with nutrients like fiber, protein, and antioxidants. It’s an excellent choice for vegans, vegetarians.

    These tips help you make the best vegan black rice pilaf with carrots! Enjoy!

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    Steps

    1
    Done

    Soak the black rice

    Start by soaking two pints of black rice in water for at least an hour.

    2
    Done

    Boil the rice

    Once the black rice has soaked, drain the water and add four pints of rice water and a teaspoon of salt. Bring it to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for 30-40 minutes until the water has been absorbed.

    3
    Done

    Fry the onion and carrots

    While the black rice is cooking, dice a medium onion and two medium carrots. In a pan, heat half a pint of oil over medium heat. Add the onion and fry until it becomes translucent. Then, add the diced carrots and fry until they are tender.

    4
    Done

    Add Soybeans and Kumquats

    Once the carrots are cooked, Add two handfuls of soaked soybeans, a few kumquats, and a handful of coriander to the pan with the onion and carrots. Mix well.

    5
    Done

    Add Spices and Saffron

    Add a pinch of salt, black pepper, mixed spices of cumin and paprika and nutmeg, turmeric, and cinnamon to the pan. Mix well. Add a pinch of saffron for its unique fragrance.

    6
    Done
    5-10 minutes

    Mix Carrot Pilaf with Black Rice

    Once the black rice is cooked, combine it with the fried vegetables in the pan. Mix well and cook for another 5-10 minutes until everything is heated.

    7
    Done

    Add Raisins, Walnuts, and Cinnamon

    Add a handful of coriander, raisins, walnuts, pinch of cinnamon to the pan. Mix well.

    8
    Done

    Serve and enjoy!

    Transfer the healthy and delicious vegan black rice pilaf with carrots in a large bowl and garnish with fresh coriander. Serve hot, and enjoy!

    9
    Done

    This healthy and delicious vegan black rice pilaf with carrots recipe is perfect for a weeknight dinner or a weekend lunch. It's packed with protein and nutrients, and the combination of spices and flavors is amazing. Give it a try and impress your friends and family with your culinary skills!

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    I'm Zahra, and I have been a vegan for 5 years; I publish raw vegan and vegan recipes on VEGi 1 site. I have vegan recipes for all days and meals that even non-vegetarians will love. I try to prove that you will not miss any delicious food by changing to a vegan lifestyle. If you make this dish, share the photo on Instagram or Facebook and tag me with @vegifamily and #vegi1.

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