Black Rice Pilaf:
Stove Top Method: Bring water and rice to a boil, let simmer uncovered until tender about 20-25 mintues. Drain and fluff. Season!
Black Rice Pilaf: heat oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium heat and add the shallots, stirring until golden and fragrant, about 4 -5 minutes. Add rice and thyme and saute 3-4 minutes. Add stock, garlic, bay leaf, salt and pepper and 1/2 the almonds. Bring to a simmer, stirring. Cover, turn heat to low and cook 25-30 minutes or until all the liquid has evaporated and rice is tender. Garnish with remaining almonds and parsley.
The stovetop method is fastest.
The instant pot is the least hands-on time.
The Pilaf has the Most flavor!
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