OMG! Not only is it delicious but the nutritional value is off the charts! Black rice has more antioxidants than blue berries and of course more fiber. With only 261 calories per serving, I am in heaven.
Asian Black Rice Salad:
1/2 cup black rice
1 carrot, shredded
1/2 cup green bell pepper, diced
1/2 pint grape tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup dried cranberries, chopped
1/4 cup slivered almonds
Greens as desired (arugula, spinach, or shredded kale)
1 tsp grated ginger
1 Tbsp soy sauce
2 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp light sesame oil
1/2 tsp black pepper
Rinse black rice well and drain. Bring to a boil in 2 cups of water;
reduce to simmer,
adding additional water as necessary, 50-60 minutes, until soft but chewy.
Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.*
Combine all sauce ingredients in bowl; set aside 15 minutes or longer
to let the flavors blend. Add sauce to cooled rice and combine.
Combine rice and all other ingredients in a bowl and toss.
For added color and fiber toss rice and sauce mixture with your favorite greens.
Per serving: 218 cals; 32g carb; 5g protein; 8g fat; 2.58g fiber; 34g calcium;
244mg sodium; 0mg cholesterol
*To reduce cooking time to about 20 minutes, soak rice overnight before cooking.