Somewhere in my online travels I found a recipe for black rice that looked and sounded appealing. I had never heard of black rice but Sally Wessley assured me on a Facebook post that she liked it, as did her husband.
While buying some bulk items at Whole Foods, where Sally said she buys her black rice, I saw that they had it and shaved coconut, which the recipe calls for, in their bulk bins, so I didn’t have to buy more than the recipe called for, 1 cup. I also got a couple of tablespoons of the shaved coconut. I hate to buy large quantities of new ingredients to try a recipe that turns out bleh and then you just have them sitting in the cupboard, taking up space.
I soaked the rice overnight and cooked it this morning in coconut milk and added a spoonful of vanilla extract as I didn’t have a vanilla bean lying around the cupboards. I also didn’t have all the exotic fruits that the recipe’s originator used. But a banana did quite nicely with the shaved coconut. It is tasty, and I’m assuming, good for me. Guess I’ll be buying more black rice.
My hairdresser likes to try to new foods so I’m taking a bowl to her when I go out later to get my hair cut and colored. It’s been six weeks since I was last there and I am looking very shaggy. I will also take her a brownie which I baked yesterday from a new recipe. The brownies were far too much work for how they turned out so I’m not keeping that recipe.