A few weeks ago, the kind people over at Food for Life (aka the makers of my favorite Ezekiel bread) offered me a chance to try one of their newest products, black rice tortillas. I’ve actually never tried black rice itself but always wanted to—it’s one of those foods that’s as healthful as it is colorful! Black rice is like many of its similarly purple hued counterparts (e.g., cherries, grapes and eggplant) in that it contains a pigment called anthocyanin, which happens to be a very powerful antioxidant.
Obviously, I’m all for trying a new healthy food, so I immediately agreed.
I thought about going the traditional route and making a wrap or burrito with these tortillas but ultimately decided that I was in a tortilla chip kind of mood. After cutting and seasoning, I baked them off in the oven. The end result was fantastic! They were heartier in texture that your typical tortilla chip and had a touch of fat to make them much tastier than your usual healthy homemade chips. In case you’re curious, here’s how I made my chips.
Black Rice Tortilla Chips
- 2 Food for Life black rice tortillas
- olive oil spray
- sea salt
- cayenne red pepper
- garlic powder
1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Cut tortillas into small triangles. Coat with olive oil spray and toss with cayenne, salt, and, garlic powder.
3. Place on a non-stick baking sheet and transfer to the oven. Bake for 10-12 minutes until just crispy.
4. Serve warm.
We enjoyed them as part of our taco salad night!
Have you ever tried Food for Life’s products?