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Grapefruit with Roasted Almonds Black Rice and Green Peas

Grapefruit with Roasted Almonds Black Rice and Green Peas

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! 

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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.

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The grapefruit with roasted almonds, black rice and green peas is the perfect meal because it’s:

  • Has an amazing nutty flavour
  • An excellent source of protein – 22g per serve.
  • A great source of fibre – 16g per serve. 
  • An Excellent source of ‘good’ carbohydrates.

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! 

Grapefruit with Roasted Almonds Black Rice and Green Peas landscape

Prep time
5 minutes
Total time
Category: Breakfast
Serves: 4


For the rice

  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1 cup black rice

For the peas

  • 1 cup green split peas (wash)

For the topping

  • ½ cup crushed almonds (roasted)
  • 2 tbsps maple syrup

For the fruit

  • 4 grapefruit (sliced)


  1. Boil the rice in almond milk until soft for about 30 minutes.
  2. Boil the split peas until soft for about 30-45 minutes.
  3. Preheat a skillet and add the maple syrup to the roasted almonds, stir until caramelised.
  4. For serving use a big cookie cutter and add some rice, press it until firm.
  5. Add the peas and press it into the cookie cutter as well.
  6. Put the grapefruit sliced around the rice and peas and sprinkle the almonds on top.

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