Friday, April 27, 2018

Black Rice Pasta With Chipotle Chicken

                         Black Rice Pasta
Just the mention of black rice pasta gives the impression of a super nutritious, complex carb and protein rich meal. Black rice or purple rice has the greatest nutritional value with 18 amino acids, minerals and vitamins like copper, iron, zinc and carotene. 

Pasta (raw) - 1 cup
Vegetables (chopped) - 1/2 cup
Ginger flakes - 5
Ginger - 1"
Black pepper powder or red chili flakes   


Chop the vegetables
Cook the pasta in boiling water for 5 to 7mins till done but still firm
Switch off the flame and let it remain in the hot water till it is done
Drain and keep aside
Heat olive oil in a non-stick pan
Add grated ginger and finely cut garlic
Add vegetables of your choice
Stir fry for 5 mins
Add salt and black pepper or chili flakes
Add more or less according to your taste
Add the pasta and mix carefully

                                            Stir-fried Veggies

Veggies (of your choice) - 2 cups
Black pepper powder
Coconut or olive oil - 11/2 tbsp

Heat oil
Add veggies and saute for 5 to 8 mins till just about tender
Add salt and black pepper powder

                                          Chicken Chipotle

Chicken breasts - 200 gms
Coconut oil - 1 tbsp
Onion - 1
Garlic flake - 2 to 3
Tomato - 1
Chipotle paste - 4 to 5 tbsp (depending on your spice level)

Heat oil
Add chopped onion and garlic flakes
Saute till it becomes soft
Add chipotle paste and mix well
Add finely cut tomatoes and saute
Add little water and let it cook for 10 mins on slow flame
Add chicken pieces and mix well
Add little more water and cook for 10 mins till its done

                        Health Benefits of Black Rice

Full of Antioxidants
Low GI - helps to prevent diabetes
Diabetic friendly
Heart healthy
Vitamin E rich
Helps in detoxification
Promotes digestive health
Helps in weight control
Gluten free
Varied health benefits

Good for kidneys, stomach and liver
Good for the eyes. Prevents degenerative problems of eye

Helps prevent skin from damage by pollutants or sun. Prevents ageing of skin and decreases wrinkles, dark spots and fine lines. Restores skin elasticity and maintains firmness

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