This is a simple recipe that’s quick and easy to prepare, delicious, filling and healthy! You could make it a lot fancier, but I chose to keep it simple, especially on a night I’m home alone with the dogs… why complicate my ‘me time’?
2/3 cup wild and whole grain brown rice blend
1/2 Tbsp coconut oil & seasoning for the rice
1 red, orange or yellow bell pepper
1/4 cup sweet red onion
1/3 of a fresh jalapeno (more or less depending on your heat tolerance)
1 cob of corn, cooked, niblets removed (or canned or frozen corn is fine)
1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
~1 Tbsp Avocado oil (or olive oil)
~1 Tbsp red wine vinegar (or balsamic if you like a more bold flavour)
– Cook 2/3 cup of the wild rice blend according to package directions. Include 1/2 Tbsp coconut oil in the pot or rice cooker, and season it to your liking (I used garlic pepper and salt). Once cooked, place on a plate or shallow dish and let cool in the fridge (or prep the day before so it’s already cold).
– Finely chop the red onion and jalepeno and coarsely chop the bell pepper.
– Place the onion, peppers, beans, corn, cheese and cold rice in a large bowl. Season with freshly ground pepper (don’t add salt – the feta is salty enough!) and drizzle with oil and vinegar to your desired flavour. Mix together, garnish with fresh parsley if you have it, and serve!
Simple, delicious and nutritious!