I did a quick poll on instagram about what type of recipes you guys want and there was an overwhelming response for speedy lunchbox and batch cook recipes. So here you go! This rice salad is best served with salmon, chicken, halloumi, or tofu – so it should suit all tastes, and dietary preferences. Did I mention it’s also absolutely delicious? And of course I’m portioning mine up for the week in my Food Medic lunchbox which you can buy NOW in Boots stores until Christmas, or online at Boots.com.
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- 1 pouch of microwaveable brown rice (or 2 cups of cooked rice)
- 1 tin of kidney beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 tin of sweetcorn, drained
- 1 small red onion, finely diced
- 1 red pepper, diced
- 1 small ripe avocado, diced
- Juice of 2 limes
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- Handful of fresh parsley, roughly chopped
Whisk the lime, olive oil, and garlic together to make the dressing.
In a large salad bowl, combine the brown rice, kidney beans, corn, onion, red pepper, avocado and parsley. Pour over the dressing and lightly toss all ingredients to mix well, and sprinkle with salt to taste.
Best served with grilled chicken, salmon, or tofu! Note on food safety: Uncooked rice can contain spores of Bacillus cereus, a bacterium that can cause food poisoning. The spores can survive when rice is cooked. When rice is left standing at room temperature, the spores can grow into bacteria. These bacteria will multiply and may produce toxins (poisons) that cause vomiting or diarrhoea. This does not mean you can't eat rice cold or reheat rice, it's a matter of safety. If you don’t intend to eat the rice straight away, cool and refrigerate straight away. You can eat it cold this way, or if you do decide to reheat, make sure you reheat until it’s hot all the way through - but avoid reheating twice. The longer cooked rice is left at room temperature, the more likely it is that the bacteria or toxins could make the rice unsafe to eat. For more information see: https://www.nhs.uk/common-health-questions/food-and-diet/can-reheating-rice-cause-food-poisoning/