Forbidden Rice Salad with Bell Peppers

Forbidden Rice Salad with Bell Peppers

Serves 8 to 10

Forbidden rice is an unusual, nutty-flavored black rice, which makes a delicious foundation for the colorful veggie salad. Tamari and sesame dressing brings it all together. 

  • 2 cups forbidden rice
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons tamari soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons unrefined, expeller pressed sesame oil (not toasted sesame oil)
  • 1 pound sweet potatoes, roasted and diced
  • 3/4 cup diced red bell peppers
  • 3/4 cup diced yellow bell peppers
  • 1/2 bunch sliced green onions (about 3 or 4)
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Ground pepper, to taste
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Bring rice, water and a pinch of salt to a quick boil, cover and lower heat to a simmer for 30 minutes. Turn heat off and let rice sit while you whisk together sesame oil and tamari. If necessary, drain any remaining liquid from bottom of saucepan. Add sesame oil and tamari mixture to saucepan and toss with rice while still warm. Let cool, then add sweet potatoes, red peppers, yellow peppers, green onions, salt and pepper to taste.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:250 calories (60 from fat), 6g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 390mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (5g dietary fiber, 4g sugar), 6g protein
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