This Asian inspired (and it’s a complete fusion… I guess of Japanese and Thai) black rice salad is a recipe to celebrate my finding out that Monash has recently announced 1 cup of red cabbage is low FODMAP. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again … if you haven’t already, please get the official app. I also recently heard on the FODMAP grapevine that they’re about to announce a new wave of low FODMAP foods that they’ve recently tested. Huge.
The diet is changing constantly – things once condemned are now allowed. Often it’s just a case of thinking harder about portion sizes. And that’s fine, because usually 1 cup of red cabbage is plenty.
Mmmmmm… miso hungry!
You will need:
For the red cabbage salad:
3 x cup shredded red cabbage (only eat 1/3 of this at a time remember!)
1.5 x finely sliced green parts of spring onions
1 x cup black Thai rice
For the dressing:
1 x tbsp dark miso (sometimes called red miso)
1 x tbsp soy sauce
1 x tbsp sugar
1 + 1/2 x tbsp walnut oil (sesame would work too)
1/2 tbsp garlic oil
1 x tsp grated ginger
juice of 1 lime
few shakes of Tabasco (yes really!)
Put your black rice on to boil but be careful – it turns the water very dark almost instantly and looks like it would stain clothes.
Place your shredded cabbage and spring onion in a bowl. Mix up your dressing and be sure to taste. Once happy mix through the cabbage, let it sit for a few minutes before sprinkling with some black sesame seeds.
Drain the rice when cooked, and serve with the salad. I made up an extra batch of rice and had this for my lunch at work for the following couple of days – it just soaks up the yummy dressing and is super filling. The cabbage is raw remember, so be careful – limit your portions if you’re not sure it’s your thing.
10 things you previously thought were illegal
- Black tea with 250ml cow’s milk
- Chocolate Bourbon, shortbread and Digestives – 1 biscuit (I KNOW!!!)
- Savoury crackers (e.g. Ritz) – 2 crackers
- Chutney (without onion/garlic)
- BBQ sauce
- 1/2 tbsp pesto (enough to coat a whole three of your gluten free pasta pieces)
- Milk chocolate & WHITE CHOCOLATE – 1 fun-size bar
- Haloumi – 2 slices
- Coconut – 1/4 cup shredded
- Celery – 1/4 stalk