Sunday, January 23, 2011

Nutty Rice Salad

Nutty Rice Salad

This salad is one that never turns out the same, simply because I always use seasonal ingredients or what I have on hand.  It's tasty and wholesome and oh, so good!  Here's the basic recipe and you can adapt it to suit your needs.

3 cups cooked brown rice

Add chopped raw vegetables such as:

2 peeled and diced zucchini (small)
1 diced sweet onion
1 diced green pepper
3 stalks celery

Add nuts and seeds such as:

1/2 cup chopped almonds
1/3 cup coursely ground sunflower seeds
1/4 cup sesame seeds

Add herbs such as:

1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley

Add dressing such as:

2 - 3 Tbsp. olive oil
1 lemon, juiced

Add seasonings such as:

Italian seasoning
Bill's Best Chicknish'
garlic powder
onion powder

Mix, chill, and enjoy!

Other things you can add or substitute are:  carrots, red peppers, corn, kidney beans, garbanzo beans, cilantrao, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, pecans, etc. and etc.  You are only limited by your imagination!  Have fun!

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