This rice salad is packed with vitamins and essential nutrients. Great for the lunch box and that next BBQ! Quinoa is a good source of protein with all the essential amino acids and is rich in essential nutrients including; iron, calcium, potassium, zinc, vitamin E, selenium, manganese, magnesium, tryptophan, copper, phosphorus, fiber and lignans.
To cook quinoa and rice, simmer the quinoa and rice in four cups filtered water for 20 minutes. This yields approximately four cups cooked rice. Optional: To enhance the rice and quinoa's nutty flavor, dry roast them by cooking them in a skillet on medium-low heat for five minutes, stirring constantly.
Place cooled quinoa and rice and all other salad ingredients into a bowl and mix
Mix the dressing and pour over the salad ingredients and mix thoroughly
Coarsely chop the topping ingredients (nuts and seeds) and place in salad just before serving
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