Forbidden Rice Salad with Cauliflower

Forbidden Rice Salad~A Stack of Dishes   Because you’re going to gorge on Turkey, stuffing and pie…. oh yes… the pie… Make a batch of rice, dress it, and keep it in the fridge. Then steam or sauté some veggies, add some greens, and keep on shopping/cooking/eating….  you get the picture.

Forbidden Rice Salad with Cauliflower
Forbidden or black rice can be found in the Asian aisle at your market. It's rich in antioxidants and has a lovely chewy texture. In a pinch you can switch it out with Jasmine or Brown rice.
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313 calories
46 g
1 g
12 g
6 g
2 g
344 g
75 g
3 g
0 g
10 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
344g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 313
Calories from Fat 107
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g
19%
Saturated Fat 2g
9%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 1mg
0%
Sodium 75mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates 46g
15%
Dietary Fiber 3g
11%
Sugars 3g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A
10%
Vitamin C
68%
Calcium
6%
Iron
9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups black rice
  2. 3.75 cups water
  3. pinch of salt
  4. 1 head of cauliflower, broken into bite size florets
  5. 1 tbsp lemon zest
  6. 3 Tbsp lemon juice
  7. 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  8. 1 tsp dijon mustard
  9. 6 Tablespoons olive oil
  10. 2 Tablespoons fresh minced tarragon
  11. 10 cups mixed baby salad greens
Instructions
  1. Place the rice, water and salt in a rice cooker and set to cook. Alternatively cook in a pot, bringing the water to a boil, then reducing to a simmer. Cover pot and cook until water is absorbed and the rice is tender. About 20 minutes.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, warm 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add the cauliflower and cook without stirring until charred on bottom side, about 3 minutes, then turn and repeat. Add 2 Tablespoons of water, cover the skillet and cook for another 2-3 minutes until cauliflower is tender. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. In a medium bowl combine: zest, lemon juice, mayonnaise, mustard and 5 tablespoons olive oil. Whisk until emulsified, then season with salt and pepper to waste.
  4. When the rice is done and still warm, toss with half of the dressing, then add the tarragon.
  5. Let rice cool for 10 minutes, then add the cauliflower and the remaining dressing.
  6. Serve over greens
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calories
313
fat
12g
protein
6g
carbs
46g
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Forbidden Rice Salad~A Stack of Dishes

Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad

Brussel Sprout Salad~ A Stack of DishesFrom time to time a vegetable can surprise you, and such is the case with this Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad. I am actually a huge fan of cooked sprouts, especially when they are given the chance to get caramelized on the outside, but raw never seemed reasonable.

Shave Brussel Sprout recipes have been cropping up, and so far there hasn’t been one that I haven’t liked. The sprouts are more tender than regular cabbage and they are neutral enough to take on the lovely taste of the dressing.

dressingThis version has become our go-to during the week salad. I purchased a stalk of sprouts and simply pluck off the number of nobs that I need and we’re off and running. Simply stem, peel the outer leaves, and then shred away. The dried cranberries offer a nice chew and a tart sweetness which is perfection, and the toasted almonds a satisfying crunch.

Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad
A healthy and delicious salad that you are guaranteed to fall in love with. Don't skip the dried cranberries, they offer the right sweet/tart flavor that the sprout leaves need.
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325 calories
29 g
0 g
23 g
5 g
3 g
121 g
198 g
20 g
0 g
20 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
121g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 325
Calories from Fat 199
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g
35%
Saturated Fat 3g
13%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 16g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 198mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates 29g
10%
Dietary Fiber 5g
20%
Sugars 20g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A
8%
Vitamin C
63%
Calcium
7%
Iron
9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups raw Brussel Sprouts
  2. 1 stalk celery, finely sliced
  3. 1/2 cup sliced almonds, dry toasted
  4. 2/3 cup dried cranberries
  5. 4 Tbsp olive oil
  6. 2 Tbsp cider vinegar
  7. 1 Tbsp honey
  8. 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  9. 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  10. 1/4 teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Trim the sprout end and peel any damaged outer leaves and discard.
  2. Using a knife, finely slice each sprout, then toss into a bowl breaking up the layers. Add the celery and cranberries.
  3. If you are toasting the almonds, place then in a dry pan over medium heat and gently stir until just toasted, then remove the pan from the heat and move the nuts to a plate to cool. Do not cool in pan or they might burn.
  4. In a small bowl combine the oil, vinegar, mustard, honey, garlic and salt and whisk to combine.
  5. Pour half the dressing over the sprouts and toss until combined. Let the salad rest for 5 minutes, then taste. Add more dressing if necessary and serve with the toasted almonds.
Notes
  1. If you don't have dried cranberries on hand any dried fruit would do- raisins, apricots or figs would be great.
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calories
325
fat
23g
protein
5g
carbs
29g
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Brussel Sprout Salad ~ A Stack of Dishes