Asian Black Rice


Ingredients:

•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

Sauce:

•1 tsp grated ginger

•1 TBSP soy sauce

•2 TBSP honey

•1 TBSP light sesame oil

•1/2 tsp black pepper

Directions:

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

Asian Black Rice
Courtesy Health Magazine