Monday, May 13, 2013

Easy Gourmet - Rice and Bean Salad - vegan, vegetarian, macrobiotic, gluten free

Easy Gourmet Rice and Bean salad

1/2 C. Short grain brown rice
1/2 C. Millet
1/2 C. Brown lentils
1” strip Kombu sea vegetable
3 Cups water (a little more might be needed depending on your pot)
2-4 ribs celery, chopped
1/2 C. chopped parsley or herb of your choice
Your favorite dressing or:

1/4 Cup olive oil
juice of 1 lemon
1 heaping spoonful of prepared mustard
pinch of sea salt
pepper to taste

Sort and rinse the rice and beans.  Place with the kombu into a pressure cooker or pot and bring to a boil.  Skim off any foam.  Place the lid on the pot and bring to pressure, then turn the heat to low and simmer for 45 minutes.  Add the celery and herbs while still hot and then put the lid back on and let sit for 15 minutes or more.  Stir in the dressing and serve room temperature or cool.

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