All posts tagged: salad

Black rice salad

The weather in Brisbane is getting warm. I start carving for salads. I have been loving black rice lately. So I thought I might put them together to have a nice light dish for lunch. Black rice is rich in antioxidants, high in iron and fiber. I found it’s really filling and healthy. Good for my blood sugar level too. How to cook black rice? I wash and soak the rice in the water overnight. The next morning, I cook it in my rick cooker. If you don’t have a rick cooker, you can cook 1 cup of black rice with two cups of water/stock in a deep sauce pan. Bring is to boil, reduce the heat, leave it to simmer until all the liquid is gone. Let it cool in the pot. At lunch time, I just mix it with some fresh vegetables I have in the kitchen. Quick and easy! Makes 2 INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup cooked black rice 1/2 onion – diced 30 g baby rocket 1/2 capsicum – diced 1/2 preserved lemon (optional) 5-6 …

Quinoa Salad

My first ever post! Yeah! How exciting!! I have been thinking about my first post for a while. When I was making my lunch today, I thought why not. The Quinoa salad is one of my favorite salads, yummy, healthy, and fresh. I can eat tons of it. So here we go. I prefer white quinoa. I think it has better texture and taste. I can mix it with anything I have fresh in my kitchen, fruit, vegetables, nuts, and different herbs. Here is the recipe for my lunch today. Serves 1 INGREDIENTS white quinoa  – 60g chicken stock/water – 120ml lettuce leaf – 2 carrot – 1 onion – 1/4 red capsicum – 1/4 Honeydew melon/apple/pear (any fruit you like) – 1 slice fresh parsley and mint 1 tbsp olive oil pinch salt black pepper light soy sauce lemon juice INSTRUCTIONS Soak the quinoa for 5 minutes, drain. Add the quinoa and chicken stock (water) in a saucepan. When it boils, cover the pot and reduce to a simmer to cook for about 15 mins.  While …