Forbidden Rice and Vegetable Salad with Walnut Oil Vinaigrette

Forbidden Rice and Vegetable Salad with Walnut Oil Vinaigrette

Serves 4

Forbidden rice, a deep purple grain with a nutty flavor, is packed with antioxidants — as are the carrots, yellow bell pepper, zucchini and green onions in this tasty dish. This dramatically colored rice salad is sure to impress guests at your table.

Ingredients: 
  • 1 cup forbidden rice, prepared according to package directions and cooled
  • 3/4 cup grated carrots
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 cup sliced cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large zucchini, chopped
  • 2 green onion, white and light green parts, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons walnut or macadamia nut oil
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
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Method: 

Toss rice with carrots, yellow pepper and cucumber in a large serving bowl. Set aside.

In a medium skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat until hot but not smoking. Add zucchini and scallions and sauté for 5 minutes or until zucchini is crisp tender. Add to rice mixture. In a small bowl, whisk vinegar, oil, mustard, salt and cayenne together until slightly thickened. Drizzle dressing over salad and toss to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:290 calories (110 from fat), 12g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 340mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (5g dietary fiber, 5g sugar), 7g protein
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