Mango & Black Rice Salad

Mango & Black Rice Salad

Here’s a very short and sweet recipe for my Sweet and Salty Mango & Black Rice Salad. I picked some black rice up when visiting The Refillery because it’s the only place I have seen it in Jozi!

Black rice is known as ‘forbidden rice’ or ‘emperors rice’ because it used to be reserved for Chinese Royalty. Besides being gluten-free, it is higher in fibre than white rice, Black Rice also boasts 8.5g of protein per 100g! Here’s the recipe for a side salad using this awesome ingredient, or if you are feeling hungry – a salad for one!

Mango & Black Rice Salad

Sweet and Salty Mango & Black Rice Salad

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: black rice, Gluten Free, rice salad, vegan
Servings: 2


  • ½ mango cubed, skin removed
  • ½ cup of Black Rice
  • 10 snap peas
  • ½ cup grated carrot
  • ½ cup chickpeas drained.
  • 1 Tbsp. Rice Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. Tamari
  • 3 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ginger finely grated
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp. Water reserved from rice


  • Boil your rice in water until cooked and then drain remaining water, reserving 2 tbsp for the dressing
  • Make your dressing by combining all the above dressing ingredients together (whisk with a fork in a small bowl)
  • Chop your mango into cubes, snap peas into thirds and grate your carrot.
  • Toss this mixture into your cooled rice and add the dressing
  • Serve and enjoy

Mango & Black Rice Salad

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