Green Vitality Wild Rice Salad

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  Rice is a staple in so many countries, but not in Russia where I was born and grew up. But I learned to like it over the years, living in Egypt, where it certainly is a staple. However majority of rice consumed is white rice. Which is stripped of all the nutrient and fibre during multiple stages of processing and have little nutritional value. The best thing you can do to reduce empty calories and add more nutritional density is to replace white rice with brown rice. Or even better… wild rice.

  Wild rice has impressive nutritional profile. Its gluten free like all the other types of rice, but it has a lot more protein, fibre and phytonutrients. It helps to lower cholesterol, great as a post workout meal, perfect for digestion, immunity and overall health.  Packed with minerals and vitamins, and because of its high antioxidant content may  protect from ageing. I think thats the best part, lol. When you combine all of the above with loads of different herbs that are also rich in  nutrients it becomes a powerhouse of vitality

 

Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup wild rice

  • 1/2 cup brown long grain rice

  • 1/2 chopped spring onion

  • 1/2 chopped flat leaf parsley

  • 1/2 chopped coriander

  • 1/4 chopped mind leafs

  • 1/2 chopped dill

  • 1 small red onion

  • 2 tbs olive oil

  • 1/4 cup blanched almonds

  • 1/4 cup golden raisins

  • sea salt, pepper to taste

  • lemon and EVOO to taste

 

Method

Soak the raisins in cold water. Preferably overnight or at least for couple of hours. Cook the rice according to the packaging instructions. Ones its cooked fluff it with the fork and let it cool in a big mixing bowl. In the meantime chop the red onion and fry it in olive oil until golden brown. Scoop it into the mixing bowl with rice. In the same pan toast almonds, then raisins. Add them into the bowl with the rest of the ingredients. Mix all the herbs and rice thoroughly, season with sea salt and pepper, add a dash of EVOO if you like and a generous squeeze of lemon.

 


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