Brown Rice Salad

Just refrigerate the rice once cooked and add raw (or if preferred blanched) veggies, toss with olive oil and a little red wine vinegar or your favourite vinegarette and Voilá.

My favourite version includes broccoli, carrots, green onions, cherry tomatoes, red/green/yellow bell peppers, mushrooms, chives and lots of oregano.

Some other brown rice dishes that seem to go over well are:

  • Stuffed tomatoes and/or bell peppers (stuff with rices and spices) - hot
  • Mexican (plum tomatoes, chilli spices, bell peppers, cilantro) - hot
  • Italian (mozzerella, tomatoe sauce/paste, mushrooms eggplants, parmagianno, garlic, red peppers) - hot
  • Chop up avocado, romano tomatoes, squeeze lemon & touch of chili powder - cold
  • Sauteed mushrooms, broccoli, toasted seasame seeds, cashews/peanuts, touch of tamari (or soya).
  • Chinese stir-fry veggies on top of rice mixed with 1/4 part of wild rice.
  • Risotto receipes do not work with brown rice, at least not for me.
  • If all else fails... Alice from the Brady Bunch used to say "just substitute tomato juice or any liquid for cooking water"... but that was minute rice... which really is not rice... but it is an idea worth trying.