Black Rice, Beet, Red Bean and Chestnut Strew

Nothing beats a hearty stew in prolonged winter rain. The process is soothing and you can make extra for next day and for friends. 

2 handful of black rice. Soak it in warm water for at least 2 hours. Overnight even will grown substantially. 

Red kidney bean

Chunks of red beets

Chestnut (for magical texture and natural sweetness)

Add black rice to a small pot of water (depending on how much liquid you want the dish to have.) 

Bring to boil, and boil for at least 15 minutes before adding red kidney beans. 

Boil at medium-low heat for another 1 hour (or longer cause each patch of rice and beans are somewhat different.) 

Add chestnut 10 minutes before serving. 

Deep rich black-red is very appealing. 

For extra flavor, add a small drizzle of olive oil before serving but not necessary.


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