I love to use the tricolor blended rice (in particular the one of Trader Joe’s) . it’s a blend of brown, red and black rice, depending on the brand. You can find it practically in any grocery store, I try always to buy the organic one.
This recipe is really easy to make. Just follow the direction to cook the rice that you can normally find on the back of the package.(usually this rice takes more time)
Time: time to cook the rice (about 45 min if it’s brown rice), in the meantime you can prepare the rest
- Ingredients for 2 people:
- tricolor blended rice 1 cup
- 1/4 cup dried raisins
- 1/4 cup alfalfa sprouts
- 1 cup green asparagus
- 2 tablespoon unsalted sunflower seeds
- 1 or 2 golden beets (depending on the size)
- extra virgin olive oil
balsamic vinegard reduction
First thing: put the rice in cold water in a pot and bring to boil, cook 45 minutes. Put the raisins to soak in water for 10 minutes, in the meantime prepare the asparagus, I like to use for practical reasons the asparagus of Trader’s Joe that you can put in the microwave, but if you have time, please try to buy fresh organic food. Anyway, just boil the asparagus until tender. Wash and steam the beet until tender. Wash and dry the alfaalfa. Cut the asparagus into tiny pieces and add the asparagus, the raisins (drained), the alfalfa, the sunflower seeds, salt and pepper, olive oil, and mix in well. When it’s ready, add the rice and mix again . Serve the rice in the plate. To serve as shown in my photo, cut the beet into 1 inch slices and put in the plate as the form of petals, complete with 2 drops of balsamic vinegar’s reduction.