Sincerely V's Vitality Wild Rice
Rice is a staple in so many countries, but not in Russia where I was born and grew up. But I learned to like it over the years, living in Egypt, where it certainly is a staple. However majority of rice consumed is white rice. Which is stripped of all the nutrient and fiber during multiple stages of processing and have little nutritional value. The best thing you can do to reduce empty calories and add more nutritional density is to replace white rice with brown rice. Or even better… wild rice.
Wild rice has impressive nutritional profile. Its gluten free like all the other types of rice, but it has a lot more protein, fiber and phytonutrients. It helps to lower cholesterol, great as a post workout meal, perfect for digestion, immunity and overall health. Packed with minerals and vitamins, and because of its high antioxidant content may protect from aging. I think thats the best part, lol.
When you combine all of the above with loads of different herbs that are also rich in nutrients it becomes a powerhouse of vitality
Wild rice - 1 cup
Brown rice long grain - 1 cup
Parsley, dill, mint, spring onions - 1 cup
Almonds - handful
Raisins - 1/2 handful
In 1 tbsp of olive oil shallow fry chopped half an onion until brown, scoop it into the rice.
In same pan toast almonds, scoop them into the rice
In same pan throw small handful of golden raisins with a couple of tablespoons of water and let it cook for 2 min
Mix all in a big bowl, add salt and pepper and lemon. Don’t skip the frying onion part, it’s so worth it
This article, recipe and photographs were kindly contributed to Plant B by our friend Victoria Diachkova of Sincerely V.
Victoria is a certified Health Coach and Plant Based Nutritionist. She helps other people to regain a healthy relationship with food and to develop healthy life lasting habits. She writes about plant based nutrition and shares recipes on her blog as well as posting gorgeous, mouth watering meals to her Instagram feed.