This cauliflower and red lentil curry is the perfect meal for those days you crave something comforty yet satisfying & healthy!
Some days you just want to eat something comfort-y (is that even a word?). And when I need something comforty, I almost always reach for bowl food. Right now, this cauliflower and red lentil curry served with black rice is the bowl food is what’s been cooking at my place lately.
Black rice, or also known as forbidden rice, is a slightly chewy, nutritious and incredibly tasty variety of rice. It has a rich, slightly nutty and slightly sweet taste. The rice is almost black as it has high levels of anthocyanin, a pigment found in other dark coloured foods such as blueberries, aubergines (skin), dark grapes & beets. Anthocyanin is not only a pigment, but is also a powerful antioxidant that’s been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties and it can prevent the absorption of cholesterol from the diet! Black rice is also rich in fibre, minerals and vitamins that you need to give you energy and keep your body strong and healthy. So what’s not to like about this rice?
And if I have to choose between brown rice or black rice, I always go for black rice! If you can find it in your supermarket, I urge you to try it out!