Fruitfully Spiced Black Rice Breakfast Bowl
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A hearty, creative breakfast idea with black rice, spice and everything nice.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 2-4
  • 1 cup organic black rice
  • 1 can organic full fat coconut milk
  • ½ cup of water
  • small knob of organic ginger, diced up
  • 1-2 tsp true ceylon cinnamon
  • 1 mango, chopped into bite-size chunks
  • handful of organic strawberries (sliced)
  • 1 tsp coconut (shredded)
  • handful of walnuts
  • 1 tbs coconut oil
  • generous handful of chia seeds
  1. Soak the rice overnight (cover with fresh water), rinse, and drain, then cook in ¾ can of coconut milk (reserve the remaining ¼ of can for topping) and ½ cup of water (soaked rice needs less liquid to cook it - start with the coconut milk, add a ½ cup of water and see how far that gets you).
  2. Cook with ginger, spices, and coconut oil in the pot, and add diced mango (ours was frozen organic mango chunks) halfway through to infuse that fruity flavour (we just placed it on top of the rice and let it "steam" itself thaw with the lid on). If using fresh, simply stir in, but reserve some for topping!
  3. Cook till the rice is al dente (a little chewy), which should be about 35-45 minutes. Stir it a few times, and see if you need to add more water. If you add too much, don't worry, you can drain some off or just leave it as additional "sauce" - it'll still be creamy & coconutty).
  4. Once cooked (about 35-45 minutes), stir in other ingredients like the chia seeds.
  5. Serve in your favourite bowl, and top with additional fruit, shredded coconut, nuts, and cinnamon.
  6. Pour your reserved coconut milk on top, or add your favourite milk instead.
*This recipe is very flexible, with the nutty rice and sweet coconut being the base to add whatever flavours you want. Get creative and add any healthy doodads or spices you have in your fridge and pantry! A masala spice mix (usually referred to as Chai) would be a phenomenal flavour option. Use any seasonal fruit available!

*Double the recipe so you have breakfast for a few days (add water when reheating to re-constitute the creaminess)! Use local, seasonal, organic fruit (peaches and apricots would be amazing) for the best flavour and nutritional profile! Shop at your neighbourhood farmers market for an amazing selection of seasonal fruit and buy organic to support nature, your health, and the farmers' health.
Recipe by HookedOnPlants at