Asian Black Rice
•1/2 cup black rice
•1 carrot, shredded
•1/2 green bell pepper, diced
•1/2 pint grape tomatoes, halved
•1/4 cup dried cranberries, chopped
•1/4 cup slivered almonds
•1 tsp grated ginger
•1 TBSP soy sauce
•2 TBSP honey
•1 TBSP light sesame oil
•1/2 tsp black pepper
Rice: Boil black rice in 2 cups of water until softened, adding additional water as necessary. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.
Sauce: Combine all sauce ingredients in bowl; set aside to marinate for 15 minutes or longer. Add sauce to cooled rice and combine.
Salad: For added color and fiber, toss rice and sauce mixture with your favorite greens (arugula, spinach and shredded kale work well). Serves four as a side salad.
Per serving: 218 calories; 32 g. carbs/ 5 g protein/ 8 g fat/ 2.58 fiber
Courtesy Health Magazine