Serves 1

Prep time 60 mins


100g ½ cup organic black rice
250ml 1 ½ cups water
1 tbsp olive oil
½ onion
1 clove garlic
1 egg
splash cider or white wine vinegar (optional)


Wash the rice thoroughly changing the water a few times. This helps wash some of the starches out of the rice.

Heat 450ml water in a saucepan and add the washed rice, along with a little salt. Do not stir, this will cause the starches to come out and make the rice stick together. Cover and gently boil for 35-45 min, or until all of the water has absorbed and the rice is soft. Fill a saucepan with 3-4 inches of water and bring to a simmer, adding a little cider or white wine vinegar before poaching an egg in it. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Finely chop the onion and garlic add to the pan, stirring occasionally until softening, about 3-4 min.

Stir in the rice and heat through. Check seasoning and plate up.