Sprouted Bean and Rice Salad


So there’s this new rage about sprouted beans/lentils and grains being beneficial for you. To be honest, I don’t particularly care for that. I saw a huge packet of organic dried sprouted bean mix in Costco and it said they only take 5 minutes to cook, I had to try them. The pack actually lied; here is no way in hell it takes only 5 minutes to cook. You need to put the bean mix into a pan with cold water, bring it to the boil, then simmer/boil for 5 minutes, then you let them sit for 10 minutes before you can drain and use them as you wish. With my calculations, that is at least 18 minutes.

Anyhow, rant over – this bean salad is a great rice salad for the warm summer months. It’s vegetarian, wholesome, and highly nutritious.


SPROUTED BEAN AND RICE SALAD

Serves 3-4


Ingredients

  • 150 g (¾ c) brown/wild rice, cooked as per instructions and cooled
  • 100 g (¾ c) dried sprouted bean mix, cooked as per instructions
  • 2 small green peppers, diced
  • 2-3 spring (green) onions, finely sliced
  • 2 medium vine-ripened tomatoes, diced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried garlic flakes
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1-2 pinches dried chili flakes
  • fresh coriander, chopped, to taste
  • fresh parsley, chopped, to taste
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 large ripe avocados, cut into chunks


Method

1. In a large bowl, toss everything together except the avocados.

2. Once everything is well mixed, gently toss in the avocados.

3. Dish up and enjoy!

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3 thoughts on “Sprouted Bean and Rice Salad

  1. OH MY FRIGKIN GOSH LINDA!!!! ARE THOSE AVOCADOS IN THERE AS WELL????
    THIS LOOKS DIVINE!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG im salivating over my circuit analysis homework now -__-
    This looks absolutely delicious like perfect birthday food special event I want this now kind of food!

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