After playing around with black rice after first buying it (like with this salad!) it had snuck its way to the back of my pantry and I promptly forgot about it (which possibly says a lot about the state of my pantry!) until I was looking for something to make a side dish with and stumbled across it again! Of course, you could make this salad with brown rice if you’d prefer, but there’s something about the colour and slightly nutty flavour that I really like about black rice, so if you can get your hands on it I highly recommend giving it a try!
The other day I was perusing the aisles of the health food store near my work (please tell me I’m not the only one who does that!) when I spotted some black rice on sale and decided it needed to come home with me. I had seen a few recipes using black rice but had never eaten it myself, so after doing some research decided the first way I wanted to try it was in a salad. I picked the brightest coloured vegetables from my veggie delivery, and away I went!