Spring Black Rice
Image Credit: Erin Wolczik @ fresh365

Tags

  • Keywords
  • Exotic
  • Fresh
  • Seasonal
  • Cuisine
  • Chinese
  • Core Ingredients
  • Tofu/Soy Product
  • Compatible Diets
  • No Red Meat
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Vegan
  • Not vegetarian

An excellent spring meal with an interesting twist - Chinese black rice.

Details

Contributor fresh365 Gallery Recipe
Prep Time30 min
Servings3
CoursesDinner

Tips

This recipe from fresh365 is best when you press the tofu between towels for 15 minutes to dry it out - use a bowl or other heavy object to press down on the tofu.

ingredients
  • 1 14-oz blockfirm tofu,

    pressed

  • 1 1/2 cup(s)orange juice
  • 1 tbsphoney
  • 4 clove(s)garlic,

    minced

  • 1/2 tspsalt
  • 1 cup(s)Chinese black rice
  • 2 cup(s)water
  • 4 tbspextra virgin olive oil
  • 20 stemsasparagus,

    tough stems removed and cut into 1 inch pieces

  • 1 small bunchfresh chives,

    finely chopped

  • 1 cup(s)basil,

    cut into thin strips

  • 1/4 cup(s)pine nuts,

    toasted

  • 1 tbspred wine vinegar
  • fresh ground pepper,

    to taste

Instructions

1. Combine pressed tofu, orange juice, honey, garlic and salt in a large bowl. Gently toss to coat tofu. Let sit at least 15 minutes. 

2. In a medium sauce pan, combine black rice and water, over high heat. Bring to boil and then reduce heat to simmer, 30 minutes. Set aside.

 

3. View full recipe at fresh365