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Thai Black Rice Salad

Thai Black Rice Salad

By: Danielle Minnebo

Black rice is a fantastic alternative to white rice. It has a chewy, nutty texture and is a great source of anthocyanin, a powerful antioxidant. You’ll be able to buy black rice from most supermarkets or health food stores.



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  • 1 cup black rice
  • Large handful fresh Thai basil leaves, chopped
  • ¼ sesame seeds
  • 1 thumb fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 thumb fresh turmeric, grated
  • 1 red chilli, seeds removed, finely diced
  • Juice 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp tamari sauce
  • 1 tbsp palm sugar (optional)
  • 3 spring onions, finely sliced


  • Bring 2 cups of water to the boil in a large saucepan, add the black rice and simmer, covered, for 35 mins. Remove from the heat and stand, covered, for 5 mins.
  • Add the black rice to a bowl along with the Thai basil, sesame seeds, ginger, turmeric, chilli, lime juice, tamari sauce, palm sugar and spring onions. Mix together until well combined and serve.
  • Top with some extra chilli, ginger and spring onions.


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Danielle Minnebo

Danielle Minnebo

Danielle is a university-qualified nutritionist, a passionate home cook and founder of Food to Nourish. Danielle’s love affair with cooking started at a very young age in the kitchen where she was taught to cook by her mother. Danielle is passionate about helping people form a better understanding of nutrition and a healthier relationship with the food they eat. In fact, she’s on a mission to help spread the real food message to as many people as possible. Throughout her work as a nutritionist, Danielle’s basic principles have always come back to how we cook and prepare our food. She believes it really is as simple as combining wholefood ingredients in the right way to create tasty dishes that are nutrient-dense and full of flavour.

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