I love rice and beans, then to jazz that up with some fresh, raw veggies makes it a meal!
I had an event to work for my farm job over the weekend and wanted something fresh, filling and healthy to bring with me for my lunch one day and dinner another. I also didn’t have much time to prep such a thing, but found quick cooking rice in the pantry along with a variety of fresh veggies in the fridge. Here’s my quick tip: since I don’t care much for chopping tons of veggies, an idea dawned on me: use the grater! I’ve used the grater before for carrots when making carrot cake and such, but never for bell peppers and onions. It worked wonders and I was done prepping in a flash.
Brown Rice, Black Bean and Veggie Salad
Once your rice is done, allow to cool for a few minutes so it’s not scolding hot. Then add into the bowl and mix everything together, adding salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy warm or cold.