I recently discovered black rice and black glutinous rice. Nutty and fragrant, black rice is similar in taste and texture to brown rice but so much more beautiful. Black rice is not as “fatty” as jasmine rice, but if you mix equal parts black rice and black glutinous rice, you will achieve the jasmine kernels we are all used to from Chinese restaurants.
With more nutrition than white rice, it’s worth discovering this beautiful grain.
Ginger Fried Black Rice
1/2 cup peanut oil
2 tablespoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons minced ginger
2 cups day-old cooked rice
2 cups day-old black rice (or black glutinous rice)
4 large eggs
2 teaspoons sesame oil
4 teaspoons soy sauce
Pepper, to taste
optional: frozen corn, frozen peas, chopped onion, carrots, scallion, ham, etc.
- In a large skillet, heat 1/4 cup oil over medium heat. Add garlic and ginger and cook, stirring occasionally, until fragrant.
- Raise heat to medium and add rice, sesame oil and soy sauce. Cook, stirring well, until heated through. Add additional salt and pepper, to taste and any additional vegetables, if you wish.