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Brown Rice Summer Salad

What you need: 

1 1/2 cup brown rice (uncooked)
1 14oz can of black beans (presoaked and boiled black beans are better, but if you are short for time a can is fine)
1 red pepper, diced
1 avocado, diced
2 roma tomatoes, finely diced
1/2 cup frozen or fresh corn kernels
1/4 cup soya sauce
2 tablespoon sesame oil
5 tablespoon lemon juice
coriander for garnish
black sesame seeds for garnish

What you do: 

Set 3 cups of water and brown rice to boil with a pinch of salt.Once it starts boiling, cover it with the lid and put the stove on low for about 30 minutes until tender.
While rice is cooking:
Mix together the soya sauce, sesame oil and lemon juice. Set aside.
Mix together the black beans, red pepper, avocado, tomatoes, and corn. Add the cooked rice once it's cooked and at room temperature. Add the dressing.
Garnish with coriander and black sesame seeds and enjoy!
I also like to add some hot sauce as a condiment for some heat!

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Made this tonight for dinner - to go along side curried tofu (from the veganomicon recipe). I didn't intend this to become the main meal and the tofu to become the side!  :>

I made a few variations along the way - used cherry tomatoes, for the dressing I only used (perhaps) 2 tablespoons of braggs, 2 teaspoons of sesame oil,  a pinch of dried basil , some garlic powder and some olive oil :) I added those other additions to the dressing as it was rather bland for my taste. I didn't include the sesame seeds as I didn't have any.

I served this chilled - and I think it tastes best chilled - I tried it at room temp. too. Definitely a meal I will make again :)


This tasted awesome!  Kind of like fried rice but un-fried:)  I reduced the amount of oil added, used some regular toasted sesame seeds, and just used peas and coriander for the veggies (personal preference and necessity).  I think it would be good with some ginger added and/or some pineapple tidbits too.


I've been wanting to make this for a while, and I finally did tonight.  I think this dish could be perfect, however that is WAY too much sesame oil.

The taste was way too strong to where I couldn't finish it.  I plan on making this again but plan on using at MOST only 1/2 of the sesame oil.


This was good..I subbed 2 tablespoons Bragg's for the 1/4 cup soy sauce, and cherry tomatoes for the Roma tomatoes. I ate it warm for dinner but I might try it cold today for lunch. It was easy to prepare, which is always nice  ;)

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