Niomi Smart Recipe: Black Rice & Rainbow Chard Salad

Niomi Smart for The Body Shop: Black Rice & Rainbow Chard Salad Recipe

Make meal time a little bit different with Niomi Smart’s beautiful black rice & rainbow chard salad recipe. Inspired by our Chinese Ginseng & Rice Clarifying Polishing Mask this nutrient-rich and filling salad is as satistfying as is healthy.

Black Rice and Rainbow Chard Salad
Serves 2

What you’ll need:

– 1/2 cup black rice
– 1 large handful rainbow chard
– 1 tsp coconut oil


– 2 garlic cloves, minced
– 1 inch ginger, peeled and minced
– 1/2 lemon, juice
– 1 tbsp sesame oil
– 1/2 red chilli, deseeded and sliced
– 1 tbsp almond butter
– 1 tbsp almond milk or water
– 1/2 spring onion, thinly sliced
– 1/2 spring onion, thinly sliced
– chilli slices


1. Cook the black rice according to the instructions, usually 30-35 minutes boiling, and then set aside to cool.
2. Cut the stems off the rainbow chard. Heat the coconut oil in a frying pan and fry the stalks for a minute. Add the leaves and sauté for a further 2 minutes or until it has wilted. Stir in the cooked rice and allow to cool.
3. Make the dressing by mixing together all of the ingredients in a small bowl. Stir into the rice and chard and serve either warm or cold in a bowl with a few spring onion and chilli slices sprinkled over the top.

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