Thursday, August 11, 2011

Brown Rice Mediterranean Salad

This started out as a Taste of Home Recipe.  I've changed it some.  It fits into our new lifestyle because
1.  Brown rice is a complex carbohydrate. Some people believe that brown rice helps control blood pressure and also reduces wide fluctuations in blood sugar and contains B vitamins, manganese, selenium and iron
2.  Tomatoes may be among the world's healthiest foods.  Lycopene, Vitamins C and E and many others. 
5.  A simple vinaigrette, a healthy fat
5.  Oh, and it tastes good

Brown Rice Mediterranean Salad
2. cup cooked brown rice
1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered.  
2 T.  Italian Parsley, chopped
1 cup black olives, halved

I actually grew the tomatoes and the parsley.

The dressing is -
3 T. rice wine vinegar
2 T. Canola Oil
1/2 t. sugar
1/2 t. salt.

Mix together and refrigerate for at least an hour.  This is one of those salads that lasts well and really tastes better the next day. The brown rice has a little more texture to it.  It travels well if you need to take it somewhere.  I've packed it in lunches. What else can I say?

Just one more thing.  We've had a rough year for gardening.  Lots of stuff is late or just not going to happen.  But look at this.  The tomato on the right is one of those hothouse tomatoes purchased at Safeway.  Not that it's a bad thing.  I've bought plenty of them.  But the one on the left came out of my garden.  Need another reason to be a gardener?  Just saying. 

A printable copy.

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