Sorry for not updating my blog with yummy food for almost a month. I have not been well recently . Had a bad bout of coughing. I had been taking cough mixture for almost three weeks and that has really robbed me of my appetite. Thank you for always dropping by though I have not been blogging much :) Your support is much appreciated.
After having regained my appetite, I made myself this delicious and appetizing meal for myself. Fresh brown button mushrooms with salmon and the steamed black rice, full of nutrients. Love this simple to prepare and delicious meal. I added garden grown organic basils to it.....this definitely add extra flavor to the salmon and shrooms.
A friend gave me a packet of black rice and Bario rice. It has to be kept in the fridge to prevent spoiling and to be used up within 3 months. I thought it is about time to take them out and cook them before they turn bad :p . I understand these black rice are rich in anthocyanins which are are powerful anti-oxidants - prevent heart disease and cancer. They turned into purple burgundy color after cooking is slightly sticky and like the brown rice has a wild nutty smell. I love the texture and it goes well with the salmon mushroom dish I cooked.
Black rice is said to contains special phytonutrients, called anthocyanins which are responsible for the reds, blues , purples and magenta colors which are also found in blueberries and grapes. These can prevent heart disease and cancer and may also helps prevent mascular degeneration by protecting the eyes from free radical damage and increase circulation and stabilizing collagen structures. Wow...after reading on the benefit of eating black rice, I would like to add black rice to my diet more often :)
This was how I prepared my salmon dish. I first marinate the salmon pieces with 1/2 tsp of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, a dash of spicy teriyaki sauce and a few shakes of dried mixed herbs for at least 30 minutes. I steamed the black rice. I cup of black rice to 1 and half cup of hot water. Steam for 40-45 mins till fluffy and cooked. I heat up the non stick pan with 1 tsp of olive oil, saute the chopped garlic till fragrant , add in the fresh button mushrooms and stir fry for 5 mins, add in the marinated salmon pieces and basil leaves and stir fry till the salmon is just cooked. Add a pinch of salt for taste if desired . Make a thickening ( corn flour and water ) Dish up the salmon and mushrooms into a serving bowl and served with the steamed black rice.
Have a wonderful day !
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