Do you ever think of a recipe that you’re craving that you just can’t shake from your mind? This one is mine, as of late. I don’t know what it is, but I’ve been thinking about a black rice salad then this recipe came to be today – post taco Tuesday. I love leftovers and hate wasting food. I thought I would incorporate leftover toppings from last night (black beans, chives, peppers ad jalapeños) and mixed in some cooked veggies and viola a whole new dish is born.
Have you used black rice? It’s nutritionally dense compared to it’s white or brown counterpart. Its color comes from anthocyanins, plant pigments that may help lower the risks of diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. The flavor is on point for brown rice. It’s simply gorgeous. This recipe can be served warm or chilled. I’m thinking this is the perfect recipe to take to your next bbq. Healthy and so easy. Make ahead and store in the refrigerator. Perfect main dish or side dish for your carnivores.
Black rice is sold in most grocery stores and can be found in the organic/gluten free sections.
— Knead to Cook