Black Rice with Cauliflower Hummus | © 2018 |

Black rice, leftover roasted chicken, and a veggie boosted roasted hummus with cauliflowers - a healthy and flavour-packed meal ready in 40 minutes. If you aim to go vegan, just leave out the chicken or use any desired vegetarian protein, like seitan or tempeh.

Black Rice with Leftover ChickenCauliflower Hummus
  • 200 g Black rice
  • 450 ml Water
  • Leftover roasted chicken, diced
  • 2 tsp Olive oil
  • 1 tsp White balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper
  • 700 g Cauliflower, trimmed, cut into florets
  • 3 tbsp Olive oil plus extra to drizzle
  • 2 tsp Cumin powder
  • 2 Garlic cloves, chopped
  • 3 tbsp Tahini
  • 60 ml Lemon juice
  • 60 ml Warm water
  • Sumac, to serve
  • Dried barberries, to serve
  • Arugula, chopped, to serve
  • Sesame seeds, toasted, to serve
  1. Cook the black rice in a medium saucepan of lightly salted boiling water for 35 minutes or until just tender. Transfer to a large bowl. Add in chicken. Toss with olive oil and white balsamic vinegar. Taste and season.
  2. Preheat oven to 200C/400F. Place cauliflower florets on a baking tray and drizzle with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Sprinkle with cumin. Roast for 25 minutes or until tender. Set aside to cool slightly. Transfer cauliflower mixture to a food processor. Add garlic cloves, tahini, lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of olive oil and water. Process until smooth.
  3. To serve, spread cauliflower hummus in a wide bowl or platter. Drizzle olive oil over and sprinkle with sumac, dried barberries, chopped arugula and sesame seeds. Serve black rice on the side. | © 2018 | | © 2018 |


Sharon D. 26/6/18 09:33

Angie, you create the most beautiful food. This looks delicious! ^.^

Katerina Delidimou 26/6/18 10:03

That cauliflower hummus looks absolutely irresistible!

Vicki Bensinger 26/6/18 12:41

Cauliflower hummus? Wow that’s one I haven’t heard of but can’t wait to try it! This all looks fantastic!!!

2pots2cook 26/6/18 12:59

Haven't made black rice for ages. Thank you for this one ...

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 26/6/18 14:48

wow that looks so pretty and yummy

Tricia Buice 26/6/18 15:27

That cauliflower hummus is brilliant Angie - I cannot wait to give it a try. I could eat it warm with pitas and vegetables and make an entire meal out of it!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 26/6/18 16:47

Your roasted cauliflower hummus sounds wonderful, Angie! I would never have thought of preparing this way. What a delicious idea!

Natalia 26/6/18 16:54

Oh yum, that is so healthy,I haven't eaten hummus in a while☺

Pam 26/6/18 17:56

I've never had black rice or cauliflower hummus - they sound terrific. Love the turquoise plate.

Gloria Baker 26/6/18 20:31

Looks lovely Angie (like always) today Im making roasted cauliflower with white sauce, and I love cauliflower salads too !!co

fimere 26/6/18 21:59

un houmous de chou fleur a l'air savoureux
bonne soirée

Evelyne CulturEatz 26/6/18 22:09

I am a fan of black rice, visually and to taste! And this cauliflower hummus sounds delicious!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 26/6/18 22:27

Such a gorgeous contrast between the black rice and hummus! I'd love to try your cauliflower hummus---sounds wonderful with roasted cauliflower!!

Velva 27/6/18 00:58

So very healthy! Interesting duo of flavors.


Kitchen Riffs 27/6/18 02:15

Love the idea of cauliflower hummus! Brilliant! Great dish -- thanks.

GiGi Eats 27/6/18 03:50


noobcook 27/6/18 09:54

what a wonderful & balanced meal, loving every component of it

Choclette 27/6/18 17:49

I just love your creativity Angie. Cauliflower hummus? Who'd have thought it :)

Anne@ASaladForAllSeasons 27/6/18 17:56

Looks delicious, Angie! Beautiful photos! :)

Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living 27/6/18 22:52

I love the idea of using cauliflower in hummus - what a healthy and delicious meal!

tigerfish 28/6/18 00:04

Interesting to have a veggie-based hummus!

mjskit 28/6/18 04:58

Holy Moly! This looks awesome Angie! Your cauliflower hummus is way creative and would be a great side with lots of dishes.

chow and chatter 28/6/18 06:29

this looks tasty and cauliflower hummus is so unique

Amy (Savory Moments) 28/6/18 12:46

I love the idea of using cauliflower to make hummus! Super yummy, healthy, and creative.

Rafeeda AR 28/6/18 12:57

Cauliflower hummus indeed is very innovative!

All That I'm Eating 28/6/18 14:00

I like black rice anyway but I LOVE the sound of this cauliflower hummus!

Jean | 28/6/18 16:29

Angie, this is beautiful! I've never had black rice. Must look into it. And I've never added a vegetable to my hummus!

Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary 29/6/18 01:02

I'm pretty sure you know I am obsessed with hummus, so this beauty is just SCREAMING my name, Angie!!!! The combination of flavors is just brilliant! I'm drooling!!!!

Balvinder 29/6/18 01:30

Now, that's quite interesting. I never had hummus with black rice?

Jeff the Chef 29/6/18 02:54

I had no idea one could make hummus out of cauliflower. Fantastic!

judee 29/6/18 13:05

Wow! I am really excited about the cauliflower humus- what an interesting recipe. About 6 months ago , a friend gave me a bag of black rice. I have never made it before and have been looking at it but never attempted to use it.. I'll make your recipe! thanks

Neha 29/6/18 14:53

Now aren't you innovative! Never heard of a cauliflower hummus and yours look an absolute delight!

Anca 29/6/18 16:13

It looks amazing, I love that black rice and the white houmous. This is the sort of dish I would love to try.

Evi 29/6/18 17:15

OMG, I have to try this ASAP! Love both hummus and cauliflower, this combo sounds heavenly :)

Ashley@CookNourishBliss 29/6/18 22:48

Oooo I love black rice - it has so much flavor! And that hummus sounds awesome!!

Simone | The Paleo Girl 30/6/18 13:53

I love the sound of that cauliflower hummus! Will definitely be trying that soon!

Pam 30/6/18 15:05

Looks really delicious, Angie! Your photos are awesome as usual!!!

Geri Saucier 1/7/18 05:51

Wow this looks delicious.

Nammi 1/7/18 08:39

wow, I have never had black rice before. looks delicious .

Alida 1/7/18 22:14

This is simply gorgeous Angie. I have a packet of black rice and I would love to try this. I love your cauliflower hummus. Have a nice week.

grace 3/7/18 20:09

this is the first cauliflower hummus i've seen! great pairing. :)

Easyfoodsmith 4/7/18 14:41

The cauliflower hummus sounds so good and the combination of black rice and hummus is very interesting.

Chitz 5/7/18 12:54

Interesting recipe :) Have never had black rice before.. This tempts me !

Debra Eliotseats 7/7/18 15:15

I love this combination. A perfect summer dish, Angie.

Adina 8/7/18 13:09

I would love this right now. I have some black rice in the pantry, I bought it a few months ago and used some to make soup. It tasted great, but it was black. :)My kids found that very funny and they called Spy Soup.

Unknown 9/7/18 15:30

Such a glorious meal - loving that cauliflower hummus!

Katerina Delidimou 17/7/18 14:00

Great way to use leftovers! I love hummus!

Emma @ Bake Then Eat 19/7/18 00:08

I have never tried cauliflower hummus before but I do like the sound of it.

Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina 20/8/18 13:42

I love hummus and would love it prepared with cauliflower. I have had black rice in Thailand and thoroughly enjoyed it. Great combination Angie!


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