Food for Thought
½ cup black rice
1 carrot, shredded
½ green bell pepper, diced
½ pint grape tomatoes, halved
¼ cup dried cranberries, chopped
¼ cup slivered almonds
1 teaspoon (tsp) grated ginger
1 tablespoon (tbs) soy sauce
2 tbs honey
1 tbs light sesame oil
½ tsp black pepper
Boil black rice in 2 cups of water until softened, adding additional water as necessary. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.
Combine all sauce ingredients in bowl; set aside to marinate for 15 minutes or longer. Add sauce to cooled rice and combine.
For added color and fiber, toss rice and sauce mixture with your favorite greens (arugula, spinach and shredded kale work well). Serves four as a side salad.
218 calories; 32 grams (g) carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 8 g fat; 2.58 g fiber; 34 g calcium; 244 milligrams (mg) sodium; 0 mg cholesterol.
Recipe courtesy of www.blackrice.com
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