We enjoyed this salad for dinner. And by we, I mean, Geoff and I. Isaac fed his portion to Tina. Isaac doesn't like rice - problematic since we eat rice at least once a week.
3/4 C brown rice
2 C water
1 C edamame, cooked and shelled
1 C carrots, finely diced
2 green onions, finely chopped
1/2 C toasted slivered almonds
3 Tbsp cilantro, chopped
1/2 C Black beans, cooked (1 can)
Combine rice and water in a saucepan. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes. Turn off heat, let stand covered for 10 minutes.
Add dressing, edamame, carrots, green onions, almonds, cilantro, and black beans to the rice. Serve at room temperature.
Dressing - Whisk together the following:
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp fresh ginger, minced
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp sesame oil, toasted
pinch of red chili flakes
This weekend we took little boy and little dog down to the creek with some friends of ours. Isaac LOVED it! The world was literally his sandbox. We got there and he promptly started filling things with sand - the wagon, the bag of coals, the box of muffins. . . Then he discovered the creek. He sat there in little boy heaven throwing sand into the creek, onto Dada's pants, and occasionally at Tina. After running out of new places to put sand, he decided it was time to go into the creek. He occasionally got his feet in, but it was a bit chilly and so we tried to keep him dry.