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Introducing to you, my new and amazing (if I do say so myself) recipe! The grapefruit with roasted almonds, black rice, and green peas recipe is what is hot in my kitchen this week, will it be in yours as well?
Now I know what you must be thinking – what on earth are you doing Julia? Have you finally lost your marbles? Don’t worry, I ask myself this often. But you did read that title right! This dish gets your taste buds dancing, your stomach satisfied, and your mind at ease with what would seem to be, a strange combination of ingredients. It’s not too strange at all, I promise. If it helps, think of it like this – dinner and dessert all on the same plate!
The nutty flavour of the black rice is enhanced by the almonds, topped with scrumptious green peas, and complimented by the grapefruit. With all of the right things and none of the wrong, you can rest easy knowing this recipe is a healthy and well balanced meal that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Not to mention all of the colours are so pretty and pleasing to look at!
To make this recipe, you will need 6 ingredients and 30 minutes.
I have given this dish a nickname, the ‘Super dish’ and for a good reason – its packed full of essential vitamins and minerals. It makes me feel like wonder woman and hopefully, will make me look like her too (we can all dream, right?).
We start this recipe off with almond milk and black rice, 2 of my favourite vegan friendly ingredients. From these, we are greeted with a great source of calcium, iron, magnesium, vitamin E, protein, and a host of antioxidants. We throw in some almonds and grapefruit, adding addition protein and fibre, as well as vitamin C, potassium, and healthy fats. For a more extensive look at the nutrients, see our table at the top of the page.
The grapefruit with roasted almonds, black rice and green peas is the perfect meal because it’s:
This recipe will serve people, so feel free to store some in an airtight container for up to 48 hours. In case you don’t need this many servings, you can halve the ingredients listed. Hot tip – you can prepare this breakfast in advance (the night before hand) and have a breakfast ready to go in the morning. Just remember to remove the grapefruit before heating the rest of the meal.
I hope you enjoy this recipe. Please share your thoughts and photos with us if you try this! Until next time my friends, happy cooking!
Liked this recipe? Head over and try our ‘Spinach and Sweet Potato Tofu Scramble’ for more exciting breakfast ideas!
For the rice
For the peas
For the topping
For the fruit
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 519||From Fat 76|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 8g||13%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||3.1%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 95g||31.7%|
|Dietry Fiber 16g||65.9%|
|Vitamin A 904.37IU||18.1%|
|Vitamin B-12 0µg||0%|
|Vitamin B-6 0.38mg||19.1%|
|Vitamin C 94.61mg||157.7%|
|Vitamin D 55.02IU||13.8%|
|Vitamin D3 1.31µg|
|Vitamin E 7mg||23.3%|
|Vitamin K1 7.9µg||9.9%|
|Folic Acid 0µg|
|Pantothenic acid 2.09mg||20.9%|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Calories per gram:
Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4
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