(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Summer is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than with this bright and fun salad? This Thai-inspired dish with cilantro, peanuts, fresh lime juice, and mango is bursting with bold flavors and meat-free deliciousness. So take your taste buds on an exotic journey, and try this delightful recipe today! — Global Animal

Try this amazing vegan rice salad. Photo Credit: Vegangela
Try this amazing vegan rice salad. Photo Credit: Vegangela

Black Rice Salad with Mango and Peanuts

Yield: 3-4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 orange
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tablespoon vegan fish sauce (optional)
  • 1 cup black rice
  • salt
  • 1 just-ripe mango, peeled, pitted, cut into ½-inch dice
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • ½ cup finely chopped red onion (about ¼ large onion)
  • ½ cup unsalted, dry-roasted peanuts
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced
  • crushed red pepper flakes

Directions:

Remove peel and white pith from orange. Working over a medium bowl to catch juices and using a small sharp knife, cut between membranes to release orange segments into bowl. Squeeze membranes over bowl to release any juices. Strain juices through a fine-mesh sieve into a small bowl; reserve orange segments.

Add lime juice, oil, and vegan fish sauce (if using) to bowl with orange juice; whisk to blend. Set dressing aside.

Bring rice and 1¼ cups + 2 tbsp water to a boil in a large saucepan. Season lightly with salt. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until all liquid is absorbed and rice is tender, about 25 minutes. Remove pan from heat and let stand, covered, for 15 minutes. Spread out rice on a rimmed baking sheet, drizzle with dressing, and season lightly with salt; let cool.

Place mango and remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Add rice and toss gently to combine. Season lightly with salt and more lime juice, if desired.

Recipe Courtesy: Bon Appetit

More Vegangela: http://www.vegangela.com/2013/03/20/black-rice-salad-with-mango-and-peanuts/

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