Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Brown Rice Salad from Whole Foods Market


It is just soooo hot here heat index up towards 105 degrees again today-that these cold salads look so good to me right now

Serves 6

Crisp carrots, cucumbers, radishes and celery combine with fresh basil, mint and parsley in this honey-Dijon dressed rice salad. Served chilled or at room temperature, this versatile dish is perfect for al fresco dining alongside your choice of protein.

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups cooked long-grained brown rice ( Learn to Cook: Brown Rice)
1/2 cup chopped carrots
1/2 cup chopped seedless cucumber
1/2 cup sliced radishes
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1 cup fresh or frozen and thawed peas
1/4 cup chopped basil
1/4 cup chopped mint
1/4 cup chopepd flat-leaf parsley
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Method

Put all ingredients into a large bowl and toss gently to combine. Serve immediately or chill until ready to serve.

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