May 29, 2011

Black rice and purple carrot salad


Remember the black rice salad I made a few weeks a go? Well I'm on it again and this time I'm pairing it with another super-food - purple carrots. I am often attracted to ingredients because of their distinctive colour and these gorgeous carrots are no exception.  Not only beautiful, they are packed with nutrients and have a sweet flavour. 

I've made this a real super food salad by adding in pomegranate seeds, pumpkin seed oil, fresh herbs and lime juice. You can easily adapt the additional ingredients (like the herbs) to whatever you happen to have in hand or in your garden. Served with peppery greens this makes a lovely vegetarian meal on its own.



Black rice and purple carrot salad 
(Serves 2)

1 cup non-glutinous black rice
grated zest of 1 lime
juice of 1/2 lime
1 tablespoon brown rice vinegar
1 teaspoon tamari
pinch of salt
1 teaspoon pumpkin seed oil
3 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
5 small purple carrots, coarsely grated
1/2 pomegranate, seeds
2 shallot greens/spring onions, finely chopped
2 tablespoons fresh coriander, finely chopped
peppery greens, to serve

1. Cook the black rice in boiling water until soft (30 minutes). Drain and place in a large bowl.

2. Add in all ingredients and toss well to combine. Serve with peppery greens (rocket, mizuna, etc.)


41 comments:

  1. This is really, really beautiful, I love your blog and I love your photographs.

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  2. Nice! I've never seen purple carrots before- this looks healthy and gorgeous!

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  3. I love the colors! Have a great day!

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  4. This looks so beautiful - right up our alley of (trying) to eat a rainbow a day of beautiful foods! Thank you for the inspiration.

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  5. Loving the colours here! Perfect for a Sunday.

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  6. Onpas kaunista.Minulla on kaapissani sekä punaista että mustaa riisiä,mutten ole vielä käyttänyt niitä.Kiitos reseptistä!

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  7. Cannot get over how much I adore the deep, glossy, glorious colours of this. Aamzing!

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  8. That is the most beautiful colour! Sounds delish!

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  9. The title grabbed my attention and the picture grabbed my interest! What a gorgeous and unique salad

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  10. A wonderful combination! Great colors and gorgeous rice.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  11. I've trying to look for black rice here but have got not success so far...:(! This sounds like a super healthy combo, great job, Maria :).

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  12. Upps, sorry, I meant: 'I've been trying to find'

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  13. i don't see black rice very often...only black glutinous rice! i read that its packed with loads of nutrition so am keen to try it out soon! this salad looks like it packs a punch of flavour too :)

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  14. this looks fabulous i love it i have to look for purple carrots :)
    you can participate in the purple event for sure i would love for you add it the event is for fun hope you add it Maria
    thanks for sharing

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  15. I have never seen black rice. We get wild rice but it is not as dark as this!! Interesting Diane

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  16. Such deep and beautiful colours! Your photography is absolutely stunning. Best thing is this salad is also pretty healthy.

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  17. The color of this dish "up close and personal" must be wonderful. I love the ingredients you've used to flavor this. Purple carrots will be hard for many of us to find, but life was mean to be a quest :-). I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  18. GORGEOUS!! colours and I love the offset of sesame seeds against it. Flavour. Texture. Stunning. @frombecca

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  19. beautiful colours! I have never tried black rice I think it's time I buy some!

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  20. I bought purple carrots for the first time a few days ago - so beautiful and great flavor, too. I love the combination with black rice!

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  21. I love the dark passionate colors of this salad!

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  22. Ooh, I love black rice but funnily enough I've only ever had it in sweet dishes. I'll have to try it savoury with some of those beautiful carrots!

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  23. this looks amazing, I might have to try it!

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  24. I remember when I started my kjob a few months ago, and noticed that they used purple carrots in almost everything. I assumed it was some fancy new variety of carrot until some customers told me different. They had just graduated from horticulture and they told me that most carrots used to be purple, or other colours. And the orange ones didn't become popular for a very long time.
    I couldn't believe it! I mean why would anyone prefer the orange ones to the tasty purple variety!?!?!

    Anyway, this recipe looks amazing! Beautifl pics too!

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  25. goodness gracious - would you just look at the colour and glossy finish of that rice - how gorgeous! I've been wanted to try out black rice for some time now and you've just tipped me over the maybe to definite question going round in my head! Yum!

    PS your 'new' balcony looks fabulous!

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  26. wow what a wonderfully healthy and colorful dish love it

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  27. This black rice salad looks wonderful. Love pomegranate seeds in sweets and savory meals. Wonder what my kids would think of that black color- would probably think it was cool.

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  28. Healthy and exotic! How creative and exotic; your photos are just gorgeous!

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  29. Oh WOW!!!!! I never seen black rice or purple carrot! It's amazing. And you cooked them so beautifully and took a great picture. It's totally your magic. :-)

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  30. I've never seen these carrots...there are non in Croatian market. I love this dish, it looks so interesting.
    I also love how I see and find out about so many interesting ingredients through your blog!

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  31. This salad looks amazing like devil's salad ;-) I have to try it :-)

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  32. I just love colorful unexpected vegetables!
    I'm sure this salad comes to be tastier simply because of its look.

    Cheers!

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  33. I really miss when my mother would make black rice.. plus it's so good for us, right? I love the color...last time I had purple carrot was in France...

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  34. I can imagine all the anthocyanins in this salad :D

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  35. so cool! will bookmark this with my cookmarked.com account until i get all the ingredients!

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  36. This dish is really beautiful...I'll be on the lookout for both black rice and purple carrots, as I'd love to give this a try!

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  37. Another beautiful salad you have there Maria. I love using black rice and feel the same way you do when it comes to colorful foods. I had some purple carrots once in my organic veggie box that I get sometimes. I could use regular carrots here and I'll bet it will look just as good with the orange.

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  38. This post and the great pictures inspired me to try black rice! Finally found some now I'm anxious to try out this recipe. Thanks : )

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  39. Wow, your blog is gorgeous and this recipe sounds wonderful. Just picked up some purple carrots-- I think I'll try this out.

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  40. Made this twice and both times people loved it and wanted the recipe. Quite a compliment for you. Speaking of which: Scandi Home is a taste treat on all levels: food, photography, food photography, writing and design. Thank you so much!

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    1. Why, thank you so much! Happy to hear the recipe worked for you and you liked it. Thank you also for reminding me of this recipe, will have to make it again soon! x

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