Black rice with golden mushrooms & smoked tomatoes
Vegetarian
30 Min
pretty easy
4 People
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Black rice tossed with an orange thyme dressing and topped with golden mushrooms, plump smoked tomatoes and fresh watercress.
1. Place rice in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until tender. Drain and rinse.

2. Zest 1 orange and set aside.
Remove and chop thyme leaves. Combine with juice from 1 orange, 3 tbsp olive oil and 1 tbsp red wine vinegar. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

3. Slice or chop remaining orange. Roughly chop tomatoes. Trim and slice watercress. Slice radishes.

4. Toast pepitas in a frypan over medium-high heat for 1-2 minutes, or until golden. Remove and reserve pan.

5. Reheat frypan over medium heat with 2 tbsp oil. Halve mushrooms and add to pan along with reserved orange zest and crushed garlic. Cook for 3-4 minutes, or until golden. Season with salt and pepper.

6. Toss rice with half the dressing and divide between plates. Top with mushrooms and prepared salad ingredients. Drizzle over remaining dressing to serve.

Notes:
Wipe the mushrooms with paper towel to clean them as they are quite absorbent.
Black rice 300g
Oranges 2
thyme 1/2 packet *
Smoked tomatoes 1 tub
watercress 1 bunch
radishes 1/3 bunch *
Pepitas 1 packet (40g)
Mushrooms 400g
Garlic 2 cloves

From your pantry:
oil (for cooking + olive), salt, pepper, red wine vinegar