Black Rice Pilaf
This pilaf is hearty, healthy and provides striking visual contrast when served next to a wide variety of proteins, from chicken, beef or game meats to fish or roasted vegetables.
- ½ cup finely minced Fennel Bulb
- 1/2 cup finely minced Onion
- 1 tbsp Unsalted Butter
- ¾ cup Chinese Black Rice
- 1 sprig Fresh Thyme
- 1 ½ cups Stock (Vegetable or Chicken) or Water
- 4 tbsp chopped Fresh Chives
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Melt the butter in a deep, oven-safe pot with the fennel bulb & onion.
Saute the vegetables until they soften & turn translucent.
Add the thyme sprig, rice, and stock or water. Bring the liquid to a boil, then cover the pot and move it to the oven.
Roast for 18-20 minutes, until the rice is tender.
Remove the cooked rice from the oven, stir in the chives & serve.