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Brown Rice and Black Bean Salad

What you need: 

1 cup long grain brown rice
1 15oz can black beans/rinsed and drained
2 to 3 ribs celery - med cut
1 yellow squash - med cut
1 zucchini - med cut
2 to 3 carrots - med cut
2 to 3 cloves garlic - fine dice
1 med yellow onion, or red - small dice
1 tblsp extra virgin olive oil
1 to 2 tblsp tamari sauce
optional - diced tomatoes,peppers or any other veggies you like

What you do: 

Add the cup of rice to 2 & 1/2 cups boiling water - simmer covered for about 50 mins. Rinse black beans in a collander and let dry. Rinse, clean and prepare your vegetables and add to a large bowl. Add the drained and rinsed beans to the bowl and mix well. When the rice is finishe'd add to the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Drizzle the olive oil slowly over the rice and add your tamari or terriyaki sauce and mix well. Add any fresh herbs you like, ie., diced, cleaned, dried basil, parsley, oregano, cilantro. Fresh ground pepper, cumin, chile powder, etc. Enjoy, its one of my favorites.

Preparation Time: 
50 mins
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
5 to 6
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