Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Black Rice Salad

This is grainy, wholesome goodness but with attitude. It's delicious healthy comfort food.

I always make this when I have a big group of people over for dinner because as Murphy's Law dictates, I will invariably make something like Meat Bundles and then half the group turns out to be vegetarian. And yes, I do have a recipe for Meat Bundles and it is awesome (ground beef bundles stuffed with seasoned potatoes then covered and cooked in mushroom sauce) but not if you're a vegetarian.

My friend adapted this from a dish she ate at a local deli, then I adapted my friend's adaptation.

And that is how you birth a recipe.


6 TBSP canola oil
4 TBSP sesame oil
1/2 cup white wine vinegar
1 TBSP honey
2 TBSP reduced sodium soya sauce (sushi grade if possible)

Mix in glass container, and set aside.

Rice Salad:

4 cups cooked black rice, cooled
2 cups cooked quinoa, cooled
4 green onions, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
1 cup baby tomatoes
2 cups edamame beans, shelled (I get them frozen)
1-2 TBSP grated ginger (I keep an unpeeled knob in the freezer and grate it just like that)
2 TBSP roasted, salted hemp seeds
3 TBSP roasted black and white sesame seeds (look in the sushi section for jars of them.)

Mix salad ingredients in a large bowl. Add half the dressing and taste, adding more if necessary. You won't need all of it, so it's best to store it in the fridge in a non-corrosive container. It's delicious on green salads, too.


nightsmusic said...

Looks delish! But you realize for us carnivores, you need to post the recipe for the meat bundles too...

Debby said...

I actually will make this recipe, but nightsmusic is right. Recipe for meat bundles, please.

Yutha said...

I second that! Meat bundles please (and you can make them with the rice salad when I come to visit you
please and thank you).

A Novel Woman said...

I feel a little guilty about the meat bundles. I took the recipe from a cookbook in Halifax, in the restaurant, without buying the cookbook. I am eating sin every time I make it. This is what happens when you are raised High Anglican people!

I've changed enough of the ingredients that technically it's not theirs anymore, and similar recipes exist on the internet. Okay, I'll do it. Just not right away. I need to have people over to eat 'em!

Debby said...

I love your scruples, but wish to point out that you seem to have "truly and earnestly repented of your sins". I think that He forgives you. Now. Go forth and feed the multitudes. All us here present? We're like a mini-multitude. Get thee to the kitchen. :)

Terry said...

Yeah. I tried to tell my brother about the salad but all he wanted was to hear more about Meat Bundles. I think it would also be a good nick name for someone or a beloved pet. Here, Meatbundles! C'mon girl!

A Novel Woman said...

HAHAHAHA! I can see a big old mutt named Meatbundles. And some of the girls I went to high school with. You know who they are.