There is something in the combination of the salty tamari and the creamy and slightly sweet tahini that is just os unbelievably addictive.
It’s just one of those things that taste so so delicious, and I love it so much I’d have it every day if I could! But I do try and practice moderation, so, you know, I keep it in check most of the time.
You get so many flavours and textures out of this bowl, which is pretty cool considering there aren’t actually that many ingredients. You’ve got crunch from the almonds, creaminess from the tahini, the delicious tender veggies, the yummy nutty rice, and the umami nori. It’s really got it going on!
It is a bowl full of goodness, and for me it really does feel like a treat eating this.
I know it might not be normal to get excited about rice with tahini, but it really is one of my favourite things to have, no word of a lie. Whenever I cook rice, no matter what I plan on using it for, I’ll always make sure to have at least a few tablespoons of it mixed with tahini, and them either some tamari or pink salt for good measure and extra flavour. It just works so well together!
The combination of black rice with the tahini and tamari is magical, and this bowl is so full of amazing ingredients it really will make you glow! It's such an easy recipe, and you can make this as a week-day meal and just toss it together at work for a delicious and nutritious lunch!
Author: Teffy Perk
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 cup black rice
1 head of broccoli
1 bag of snow peas
3 tablespoons almonds
1 nori sheet
½ lemon, juiced
Tamari sauce, to serve
Tahini, to drizzle
In a medium saucepan, heat up 1 tablespoon of olive or macadamia oil and lightly fry your garlic for about 1 minute, then add your rice and stir together for about 30 seconds. Add 2½ cups of water, bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cover. Cook for about 40-50 minutes, until tender but not mushy.
Once the rice is done cooking, remove from the heat and drain any remaining water. Let sit, covered, for 10 minutes, while you prepare your veggies.
In a steamer basket over boiling water, quickly steam your broccoli and snow peas for about 2-3 minutes, until tender and easily pierced with a fork.
Toast your almonds by tossing them for a few minutes in a dry frying pan over medium-high heat, and set aside.
I like to toast my nori sheet, so I use tongs and hold it over an open flame on my stove for a couple of seconds, as it toasts super quickly!
To serve, fluff your black rice with a fork, toss the veggies with some tamari sauce and lemon juice, and serve them together with some toasted crushed nori, the toasted almonds, and a generous drizzle of tahini!
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Hi, I'm Teffy, a qualified Nutritionist and avid foodie. This blog is all about inspiring a balanced life through delicious and wholesome foods, with not a diet in sight. Healthy eating shouldn't be hard and stressful, it should be easy and fun - Working with my clients they are constantly amazed that yes, food can taste great AND be good for you!