Black Rice Bread with Peanuts | © 2011 | | © 2011 |

A nutty, mild sweet loaf made with a mix of wholegrain spelt and bread flours. Thanks to the black venus rice and roasted peanuts, this light-textured everyday bread is exquisitely nutty, nicely moist, distinctly delicious and makes a nice change from a plain sandwich loaf.

  • 200 g Wholegrain spelt flour
  • 220 Bread flour
  • 8 g Dried yeast
  • 190 ml Milk, lukewarm
  • 40 ml Olive oil
  • 1 Egg
  • 30 g Raw sugar
  • 6 g Sea salt
  • 150 g Cooked black rice
  • 120 g Roasted and unsalted peanuts, roughly chopped
  1. In the bowl of your stand mixer, whisk together the spelt flour, bread flour, and dried yeast. Make a well in the center, add in milk, olive oil, egg, raw sugar and sea salt. Stir at first on low speed until a rough dough begins to form. Increase the speed and beat until the dough is smooth and elastic. Now adjust the speed to low again, add in cooked black rice and chopped peanuts. Stir until they are well-distributed throughout the dough.
  2. Turn out the dough and shape into a ball. Return it to the mixing bowl. Cover with a kitchen towel leave it in a warm place for an hour or until it’s doubled in size. Divide the dough into 3 portions and shape each into a round. You can also divide the dough 12-15 portions and make them into dinner buns.
  3. Place 3 round balls into a parchment paper lined loaf pan. Cover again with the towel and set aside in a warm place for a 50 minutes to rise.
  4. Preheat the oven to 190C/375F. When the loaf has risen, brush the surface with water and bake for 30 minutes until nicely golden brown. | © 2011 |


Mich - Piece of Cake 30/10/12 06:11

Hi Angie, I am getting more and more intrigued by this black rice as I read your post. I shall go and hunt around the organic shops. I love the looks of this nutty loaf, it just looks so fluffy.

OohLookBel 30/10/12 06:35

I've never come across rice in bread before, but this looks utterly moist and delicious. With lashings of butter, of course :)

Nisa Homey 30/10/12 06:50

Angie, this black rice is new to i am going to hunt around for them....the nutty loaf looks pillow soft...yum!

Jeannie Tay 30/10/12 07:03

Peanuts in bread sounds interesting! How come I have never thought of adding these nuts into my bakes? hmmm...interesting! and your bread sure looks delicious!

Elin 30/10/12 07:08

Angie....great idea to use black rice as one of the ingredients for this healthy bread. I will keep some for making bread when I next cook black rice :) Thanks for sharing the idea. It must be tasty too !

Cheah ~ No-Frills Recipes 30/10/12 08:06

Great idea to add black rice in the bread....thanks for sharing!

Rosa's Yummy Yums 30/10/12 08:08

This loaf is splendid! Really the kind of bread I could eat on a daily basis...



Michael Toa 30/10/12 08:13

Great looking loaf and great texture to the bread. Such a nice idea using black rice. I just need the soft butter now :)

Anonymous 30/10/12 08:40

Angie, I would love to come and bake bread with you - you are such a brilliant baker.
:-) Mandy

Veena Theagarajan 30/10/12 08:40

Bread is so tempting.. Healthy

cquek 30/10/12 08:41

I could almost smell this reading about it!

Sutapa 30/10/12 09:01

Black rice bread loaded with health.....looks delicious!

bigheadmagicmad 30/10/12 09:04

Wow.. what a healthy recipe!

Fuat Gencal 30/10/12 09:12

Hayırlı günler, ne kadar leziz ve iştah açıcı olmuş. Ellerinize, emeğinize sağlık.


Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen 30/10/12 10:49

So, so pretty Angie. I would love the nutty flavor.

Priya 30/10/12 11:10

Thats a wonderful looking bread, gorgeous n fabulous.

StephenC 30/10/12 11:23

Even I am bored with my protestations about not being a baker. So I'll just stop talking about it and just admire your work.

Happy Cook / Finla 30/10/12 11:44

Wowo love the idea of this bread, and it looks perfect.

Joanne 30/10/12 12:31

I really need to start making bread again! I love the black rice and peanut infusion!

The Café Sucré Farine 30/10/12 13:49

What a wonderful looking, unique bread, Angie. I love it and would never have thought to put black rice in bread. You are such a great inspiration!

Winnie 30/10/12 14:21

Excellent looking bread
I've never seen or eaten such a unique bread
I just have to try this recipe

Kitcheninspirations 30/10/12 15:04

How interesting. I've never heard of putting cooked rice in bread. I love a bread with texture and this one seems to have it. And slightly sweet would be lovely for breakfast. Intriguing!

Susan 30/10/12 15:21

What an interesting combination. I've never done rice in bread either, but you've inspired me with this wholesome loaf. Amazing!

CJ - Food Stories 30/10/12 15:32

What an interesting combo of ingredients ... I love it :-)

Vimitha Anand 30/10/12 16:09

Would love to have a bite... Looks so inviting

Emma @ Food, Fork and Good 30/10/12 16:24

Gorgeous loaf. I love all your ideas and beautiful pictures. I could spend all day looking!

Honey Bee Sweets 30/10/12 16:35

Wow! I want to try this! Probably substitute spelt flour with Wholewheat flour, can? Thanks for another awesome recipe Angie! :D

Katerina 30/10/12 17:07

I picture this with a big spoon of honey spread on top yum, yum!

Pilar. Cook and Spoon 30/10/12 18:10

It looks just fantastic. I have never seen peanuts in bread and I would really love to try a few slices of it.

Pam 30/10/12 19:02

You come up with the best bread recipes! It looks wonderful.

Munatycooking 30/10/12 19:25

A slice of this bread with butter and some jam, yum ;)

Juliana 30/10/12 19:35

Oh Angie, you always make creative breads...and this one is another one that I would love to try...looks beautiful and great texture.
Have a wonderful week ahead :)

Norma Chang 30/10/12 19:35

I use black rice but never thought of including it in bread, peanuts also. You come up with some really interesting and creative ideas.
Did you use black sweet rice or black long grain rice?

Gloria 30/10/12 19:52

I love make bread and this id awesome Angie!:)

Belinda @zomppa 30/10/12 20:30

What a magnificent loaf - certainly chock of good-for-you stuff.

Gina Stanley 30/10/12 20:42

I'm really liking this one here, cooked rice in bread, that is one I haven't tried before. Your neighbors must love you with those bread smells wafting out of your kitchen. Happy Halloween.

Tricia @ saving room for dessert 30/10/12 20:44

Everyday bread? It looks like something you would serve at a special dinner! It is beautiful. How interesting with rice and peanuts - I would have never thought of this combination. I do love our black rice - it has such a great nutty flavor and is beautiful too.

Angie's Recipes 30/10/12 21:11

@Norma ChangBlack venus rice, very much like risotto.

Sandra M. 30/10/12 23:37

Looks amazing! I am loving the idea and your pictures are so fantastic!

Anonymous 30/10/12 23:40

I love grainy, darker bread like this. It's right up my alley. I won't mention anything about slathering it with butter ;)

Balvinder Ubi 31/10/12 00:40

Angie You are a bread queen. I have never seen such creative recipes of bread on any blog that I follow. You added cooked rice. Do you get all your recipes right the first time?

rita cooks italian 31/10/12 01:01

Using this bread you can make a super delicious sandwich. I use only wholemeal bread when I make sandwiches, much more tasty and interesting than white bread. The addition of black rice is inspiring...

The Red Apron 31/10/12 01:07

Angie keep the Black rice Recipes coming.
We love black rice in my home.

Reeni Pisano 31/10/12 02:32

What a great addition the black rice must be to this bread Angie! It looks wonderful!

Sanjeeta kk 31/10/12 03:32

That's quite innovative..have never thought of using black rice in baking a loaf! Lovely texture.

Cass @foodmyfriend 31/10/12 04:06

You always make the best bread Angie! I love the look of this loaf. Wishing I could slice a piece off and cover it with butter and salt. Yuumm!

Terra 31/10/12 04:13

I have not tried black rice yet, but need to for sure! The flavors in you bread look wonderful, and I love how you made the loaf look, so fun! Hugs,Terra

Patty 31/10/12 04:34

Beautiful look to your bread- I'm intrigued by the rice and peanuts, very unique;-)

TasteHongKong 31/10/12 06:38

Although black rice is not a strange ingredient to me, I'm so intrigued by having it added in such a beautifully baked loaf.

kitchen flavours 31/10/12 09:31

Gorgeous bread, Angie! I have a packet of black rice, and this would indeed be lovely! Thanks for sharing!

Baker Street 31/10/12 09:34

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the texture of the bread! :)

Anne Regalado 31/10/12 11:53

Peanut and black rice sounds really great together in this perfectly-baked bread ! Much much better than our usual white bread :D

Amy (Savory Moments) 31/10/12 11:57

Angie, you always make such lovely and interesting breads! This one is no exception. The addition of black rice is so unique.

Roha 31/10/12 12:55

Beautiful :)

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 31/10/12 15:10

A bread I know I would love! I hope I can find some Black Venus rice one day here. Beautiful loaves, Angie!

Elisabeth 31/10/12 15:23

Angie, I am so craving to try even a 'little morsel' of this amazing creative, and super delicious bread; knowing that I will probably never make it...but 'never say, NEVER!':)

Asmita 31/10/12 15:41

A fantastic and healthy recipe!

Premalatha Aravindhan 31/10/12 15:45

Wow amazing recipe,luks too gud...

Amelia 31/10/12 15:57

Hi Angie, I bring coffee....interesting recipe but your bread look excellent. Very well baked and the texture look so good.

Have a nice week ahead.

RavieNomNoms 31/10/12 17:40

That is gorgeous!! What a nice looking loaf of bread!!! I wish I having a slice of that right now :-)

MaryMoh 31/10/12 20:43

This would be perfect with my bowl of Scotch broth soup.....mmmm

Cheap Ethnic Eatz 31/10/12 21:22

Yummy bread and the peanuts are the wow factor for me.

Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies 31/10/12 21:58

I'm always afraid to make bread, but this recipe makes me want to give it a try. You can't buy bread like this at the grocery store! :D

Cranberry Morning 31/10/12 22:13

That looks pretty amazing! I haven't checked on spelt. I have a wheat sensitivity so I eat gluten free. I think you'd like those peanut butter cookies. They're so tender they're almost like shortbread! Anyway, I'm going to look into spelt and see if it's something I can eat. If so, I'm making this recipe. :-)

Anonymous 1/11/12 00:28

This bread sounds pretty dang awesome, Angie! Love the addition of peanuts and rice. Happy Halloween! x

aimee@clevermuffin 1/11/12 00:40

I've never actually known before that those black seeds in some breads were rice! That's awesome.

suhaina aji 1/11/12 03:06

Never even throught about this combo before. I love black rice to make the dessert with cocnut milk. This looks too good and the bread might have the nutty flavour of the black rice as well. Too good dear..nice clicks as always.

mjskit 1/11/12 04:01

Now I know I definitely need to find some black rice! Thanks to you I have fallen in love with using spelt in crusts and pancakes, so I can't wait to move up to a loaf of bread like this. The peanuts were a nice addition.

Cathleen 1/11/12 05:00

Rice bread? I have never heard of anything like this before! This sounds fabulous!

Amy 1/11/12 06:53

This is such a beautiful loaf. I just got some black rice but haven't make anything yet. Guess I'll have to make this bread soon.

Anonymous 1/11/12 07:41

this is so original Angie! I must bookmark it. I have never thought of pairing peanuts in bread. Delicious recipe X

tigerfish 1/11/12 09:11

Black rice seems to be very popular recently. It is often combined with black sesame, black soybeans/black beans to create some kind of "black" beverage too, when all of them are grind to powder.

My Italian Smorgasbord 1/11/12 13:33

amazingly looking and sounding bread. so delicious and nurishing. love whole spelt and black rice. can bread get any better than this?

All That I'm Eating 1/11/12 14:22 bread...with peanuts?! Genius.

lisa is cooking 1/11/12 15:46

I love the three domes in the loaf pan! The bread looks delicious with the grains of black rice.

The Squishy Monster 1/11/12 18:38

This sounds so sexy and exotic. I love it, Angie!

I JUST got a FB page last night (I know, I'm all laaaate)...find me and I'll find you =)

kankana 1/11/12 21:08

That's original. Rice in bread.. that is so new to me and the bread looks perfect!

Spicie Foodie 1/11/12 21:39

Too bad the stores are already close here, because I would be running to the store just to get the ingredients. Your bread sounds and looks amazing! Love, love this recipe Angie:)

Beth 1/11/12 21:53

That is a beautiful loaf of bread!

Deepti 1/11/12 23:04

Yummy looking loaf of bread... Rice in bread wow got to try it

Anonymous 2/11/12 03:51

A very unique bread with black rice, how cool, I would love to try!

lena 2/11/12 12:53

i think one day i will need to go and look for black rice! i'm so inspired by your breads!

Hester @ Alchemy in the Kitchen 4/11/12 15:51

I am passing this recipe to my husband, Angie. He is the designated breadmaker of the family so he'll want to know all about this gorgeous recipe. Rice! What a great bread ingredient!

sally 4/11/12 22:27

What a creative mix of ingredients! I'm definitely in the mood to bake some bread, but now I just have to find the time.

My Little Space 7/11/12 10:32

Oh my goodness, what a beautiful bake Angie. Love the appearance of your bread. I missed oven so much. You have just tempted me to bake something out of it.
Hope you're having a wonderful day. Is it snowing already over in Germany?
Love, Kristy

Kit @ i-lostinausten 9/11/12 08:10

Wow! This is pretty amazing with black rice! AWESOME & love the soft fluffy texture of this bread! :)

Ankit Garg 21/7/16 16:03

Black rice has a deep black color and usually turns deep purple when cooked. Plucked from the Poireiton variety, you can expect nothing but top-notch quality.


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