Black rice risotto is a delicious and unique variation of the classic Italian dish. Black rice, also known as forbidden rice, is a type of whole grain rice that is high in antioxidants, fiber, and nutrients. When cooked, black rice has a slightly sweet and nutty flavor, and a chewy texture that is perfect for risotto.
. Add the black rice, season with more salt and pepper to taste, and saute for a minute. Now add ½ cup of water and let it cook until the water evaporates, stirring frequently. Just before the rice dries completely, add another ½ cup of water. Repeat, stirring the risotto frequently, until the rice is cooked but still has a bite to it. This process takes some time, so be patient.
. Now add the cashew cheese and mix well. The risotto should have a creamy, slightly soupy consistency when done. Add more salt if needed.
. Now heat the remaining 2 teaspoon of oil in another saucepan, add the sliced onions and sugar with a pinch of salt, and saute, stirring frequently, until the onions turn golden brown.