summer grain salad

17 Jul

photo (2)Sometimes when lunch-time rolls around it’s challenging to create a masterpiece meal.

Lunch is often-times overlooked, as we make sandwiches, and easy items that will satisfy our hunger in the shortest amount of time.

This lunch idea may not look easy, or quick but it really is!

All it takes is cooking some brown rice (or quinoa) (prep the rice a day earlier – when you are cooking dinner, or in the morning during breakfast time), and add in some chopped veggies.

Your lunch is about to get a little fancy!

Serves 2 Prep time: 5 minutes Total time: 7 minutes (~40 minutes for the brown rice)

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup brown rice
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tbsp feta cheese, chopped
  • handful cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 avocado, chopped
  • 1/2 small red onion, chopped
  • 2 radishes, sliced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • pinch sea salt
  • a few grinds of pepper

Directions:

1. Cook your rice: Add rice and water to a pot, bring to a boil then down to a simmer. Cook for about 40 minutes, or until all water is absorbed. Best if made the night before, or the morning of so it has time to cool.

2. Prep your ingredients: Chop your cheese, and veggies.

3. Assemble: In a large bowl, add in your rice, then top it with all of your goodies. Drizzle olive oil, sprinkle in cumin (add more if you want the taste to pop!), salt and pepper then mix thoroughly.

Enjoy this masterpiece meal, and let it inspire the rest of your afternoon. Cheers!

2 Responses to “summer grain salad”

  1. theholisticconsultant July 17, 2013 at 5:21 pm #

    Very good recipe. I will use quinoa as an option like you wrote because I love it. Thanks!

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