Monday, June 6, 2011
Quinoa and Brown Rice Salad - serves 4
I fixed this salad not too long ago and it was wonderful. Mixing the brown rice with the quinoa gives it a tremendous nutty flavor, and paired with sweet potatoes, raisins and pistachios, it will go with just about anything. It's packed with protein, a big plus for anyone out there who needs a recharge after a crazy day. Or two.
1 cup quinoa, cooked to package directions
1 cup brown rice, cooked to package directions
1 sweet potato, peeled, chopped into 1/4 dice, tossed with olive oil and baked at 400 for 20 minutes
1/2 cup golden raisins, chopped
1/2 cup pistachios, chopped
2 green onions, chopped
Olive oil for drizzling
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper
Mix all ingredients in a bowl and toss well to combine. Bring to room temperature before serving.