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Thai Black Rice Salad

on June 21, 2012

Yesterday, we told you about the benefits of Forbidden rice aka black rice, and today we have a great recipe for you to try.  This works well served with your favorite grilled shrimp or fish, such as halibut, for the perfect light summer meal.  Enjoy!

Thai Black Rice Salad

1 cup Thai black rice
1 red pepper (diced)
1 mango (stoned, peeled and diced)
3 green onions (sliced)
1/4 cup cilantro (chopped)
1/4 cup mint (chopped)
1/2 cup cashews
2 tablespoons fish sauce (or soy sauce)
1 lime (juice and zest)
1 teaspoon palm sugar (grated or sugar)
1 birds eye chili (chopped)

Preparation:

1. Cook the rice as directed on the package.
2. Mix the black rice, red pepper, yellow mango, green onions, cilantro, mint and cashews in a large bowl.
3. Mix the fish sauce, lime juice and zest, palm sugar and birds eye chili in a small bowl.
4. Toss the salad in the dressing.  Enjoy!!

Adapted from: http://www.closetcooking.com

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