Happy Tuesday and almost last day of 2014! I have some exciting things planned for the blog these coming weeks so if you are interested in starting fresh coming into the new year, keep visiting!
Speaking of fresh, I wanted to take a short moment to share this amazing salad I brought to my parent's this weekend. It reminds me more of a summer salad but I kind of sort of wanted something with that flavor anyways. Minnesota is COLD right now.
Stay warm, well, and happy cooking!
Serves 4 small portions.
-1C Brown Rice [You could always use Quinoa if you’d like!]
-1/2C frozen edamame
-1/2 fresh mango, chopped
-1 small apple, chopped
-fresh cilantro (to taste)
-dressing: 1T Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 2T honey, squeeze of a lime, pinch of salt, and a pinch of pepper
1. Cook brown rice by bringing 1C rice and 2C water to a rolling boil. Then turn to low and let simmer for 35-40 minute or until all of the water is completely soaked.
2. In a small bowl, mix together ingredients for the dressing. You could also add a tablespoon or so of sugar or stevia if you want to boost the sweetness.
3. In a large bowl, mix together edamame, chopped mango, chopped apple, fresh cilantro, and cooked rice. Toss salad in your dressing.
4. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours before serving. I recommend serving it chilled, but room temperature is delicious as well!