Garden Fresh Rice Salad

By: DairyFreeGina

Dairy Free Vegan Gluten Free

This is a great recipe to use with summer veggies grown in your own garden, or bought at a farmer’s market or store. It’s terrific for a summer party or an easy weeknight meal anytime of the year. It’s hearty enough for dinner or lunch or add some tofu, a veggie burger, or some other protein to make the salad more filling.

Ingredients:

4 cups brown rice, cooked according to package directions

3 stalks celery, chopped

1 green pepper, seeded and diced

1 small red pepper, seeded and diced

1 small yellow pepper, seeded and diced

1 small onion, diced

1/2 to 1 cup fresh green beans, cut into thirds

Large handful of Craisins

1 can kidney or black beans, rinsed and drained

1 large bunch parsley, chopped

Dressing Ingredients:

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

4 tablespoons pomegranate or red wine vinegar

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard(make sure it’s dairy free)

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

1.Cook rice according to package directions.

2. Steam the green beans until just tender.

3 Add all of the veggies, onion, Craisins to a large bowl. When the rice is cooked add the rice to the bowl with the veggies. Drain the green beans and add to the bowl. Add the beans to the bowl. Toss with dressing. Garnish with parsley. Can be served cold or at room temperature. Serves four to six

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Garden Fresh Rice Salad

Easy to make recipe with fresh ingredients from the veggie garden. Perfect for lunch or dinner. Feel free to add a protein like tofu, veggie burger or other protein of your choosing.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Plant Based, salad, Vegan
Author: DairyFreeGina

Ingredients

  • 4 cups brown rice ,cooked according to package directions
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 red pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 yellow pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 small red onion diced small
  • 1/2 to 1 cup fresh green beans, cut into thirds.
  • 1 large handful Craisins or dried cherries
  • 1 can kidney or black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 bunch parsley chopped for garnish.
  • Dressing 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil , 4 tablespoons pomegranate or red wine vinegar , 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard (make sure it's dairy free ), salt and pepper to taste.

Instructions

  • Cook rice according to package directions.
  • Steam the green beans until just tender.
  • To a large bowl add the peppers, celery, beans, onion, Craisins. When the rice is cooked and cooled, at the rice to the bowl with the veggies. Drain the green beans and rice under cold water to stop the cooking process. Add beans to bowl with rice and other ingredients. Toss with dressing. Garnish with parsley. Can be served cold or at room temperature. Serves four to six

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