Balsamic Shiitake Rice Salad

Balsamic Shiitake Rice Salad
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Balsamic Shiitake Rice Salad
Amie Valpone

Balsamic Shiitake Rice Salad

I don’t know how I’ve lived on this Earth for almost 30 years and never had black rice before, but it’s true. I figured it would be a lot like brown rice, but to my surprise it wasn’t. It was a bit rougher (if that is even a word) and not as soft and fluffy as its brown rice cousin.

At first I was a bit perplexed as to what to pair it with, but once I closed my eyes and started to imagine other flavors that would complement this rice — my mind ran wild.

Slivered almonds and fresh scallions are all the rage right now in my kitchen, so I of course had to toss them in there.

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8
Servings
361
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped finely
  • 2 Cups shiitake mushroom caps, sliced thinly
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 Teaspoon sea salt
  • 3/4 Teaspoons freshly ground white pepper
  • 3 Cups black rice, cooked according to package directions
  • 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 scallions, sliced thinly

Directions

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and stir-fry until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the mushrooms and sauté for 1 minute.
Add the carrots, shallot, celery, sea salt, and pepper. Stir-fry until the vegetables are tender, about 5-7 minutes. Stir in the cooked black rice and balsamic vinegar. Mix well to combine.

Transfer the rice mixture to a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Cover loosely with aluminum foil. Bake until tender, about 30 minutes. Remove from the oven, top with the scallions, and serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
21g
30%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
11g
46%
Cholesterol
36mg
12%
Carbohydrate, by difference
32g
25%
Protein
11g
24%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
24mg
2%
Choline, total
34mg
8%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
4µg
1%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
48mg
15%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
167mg
24%
Selenium, Se
7µg
13%
Sodium, Na
45mg
3%
Water
71g
3%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

Shiitake Shopping Tip

Buy mushrooms that are intact, firm, and fleshy. Avoid mushrooms that are slimy or have split caps.

Shiitake Cooking Tip

To clean mushrooms, briefly run cold water over them or gently wipe with a damp towel.