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Monday, August 22, 2011
Brown Rice Salad
Need for Fiber? Try this recipe! Super healthy yummy and easy to make! Kid friendly too! I find that when raw veggies are diced finely and mixed with pasta or rice, my 2 year old can no longer separate the "good from the bad" and ends up eating it all! YAY for mommy tricks!
Takes about 1 hour to make
Serves about 6-8
White rice is processed brown rice, which is why brown rice has so many more nutrients, it has not been stripped of it!
Broccoli - small head
Frozen peas, carrots, beans and corn - 1 cup
Dried parsley - 1 tablespoon
Ground cumin - 1 teaspoon
Dried mint - 1/2 teaspoon
cinnamon - a dash
salt and pepper to taste
green onions chopped - half a bunch of
Cheddar or your choice of hard cheese - about 400 g of (or more _ YUM) diced in 1cm cubes
Brown rice (uncooked) - 4 cups
Bouillon cube - 1
Black Beans - 1 can rinsed
Bell peppers - 2 large the color of your choice (red and orange are better nutritionally speaking) diced
zucchini - 1 large diced
Avocado - 1 diced and sprinkled with with lime juice
First Cook your rice - 4 cups rice add enough water so that water sits 2 cm above the top of the levelled rice and a bouillon cube.
While that cooks, dice your Cheese
Dice your bell peppers
Defreeze your cup of frozen veggies.
Cut your green onions
Rinse and add your black beans
Add your spices.
Blanch and cut your broccoli
Add your zucchini (yellow or green whatever you have on hand)
Add in your oil and vinegar and stir.
OPTIONAL: Add your Avocado if you choose to. This is a great alternative to adding the mayo, you get the creamy flavor. Just be sure to add your vinegar at the same time to avoid browning of your avocado.