Walnut and mushroom black rice

Walnut and Mushroom Black Rice

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This walnut and mushroom black rice is a deceptively easy side dish that you can use to reintroduce tree nuts back into your diet. The intense purple, black color will also stand out on any plate and make your guests feel like you have a few tricks up your sleeves in the kitchen.

I cook the black rice halved with regular brown rice. Black rice by itself has an unusually springy texture that can be a bit overwhelming when it’s on its own. Using brown rice cuts the texture but also cuts the price since black rice can usually only be found at a specialty market. I buy all my rice at the local Asian grocers, best price on large bags. On an elimination diet, you’ll be going through plenty of rice so this is a good investment.

The walnuts and mushrooms add texture and lots of good for you fats to make for a filling side dish. I served mine with these Mini Meatloaves with Cherry Ketchup. Walnut and mushroom black rice will mix up your normal rotation of side dishes without adding too much extra effort to a meal.

How to Prepare Black Rice

Preparing black rice is basically the same as preparing brown rice. I even cooked both of mine for this recipe together and it turned out just fine. The key for black rice is to rinse it thoroughly. You’ll see the water run a deep purple for quite some time. Rinse it until it comes through nearly clear. Then you can prepare as you would with any other rice.

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cooked black rice
  • 1/2 cup cooked brown rice
  • 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 yellow onion, diced small
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup cooking sherry
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp dried parsley
  • 2 tsp salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • ¼ cup walnuts
  • olive oil

Instructions

  1. heat a skillet over medium low heat, drizzle with olive oil
  2. saute the mushrooms and onion until the mushroom release their liquid, about 12-14 minutes
  3. add the garlic and seasonings, saute 2 minutes more
  4. add the walnuts and cooking sherry, stir well
  5. let the cooking sherry’s alcohol burn off for about 2 more minutes
  6. add the cooked rice and mix
  7. serve warm
Walnut and mushroom black rice

Walnut and Mushroom Black Rice

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup cooked black rice
  • 1/2 cup cooked brown rice
  • 8 oz mushrooms sliced1
  • yellow onion diced small
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup cooking sherry
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp dried parsley
  • 2 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • ¼ cup walnuts
  • olive oil

Instructions
 

  • heat a skillet over medium low heat, drizzle with olive oil
  • saute the mushrooms and onion until the mushroom release their liquid, about 12-14 minutes
  • add the garlic and seasonings, saute 2 minutes more
  • add the walnuts and cooking sherry, stir well let the cooking sherry’s alcohol burns off for about 2 more minutes
  • add the cooked rice and mix
  • serve warm
Keyword corn free, gluten free, legume free
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