Brown Rice Salad Recipe

  • 1 2/3 cups uncooked brown rice
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup low fat sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 slices bacon
  • 1 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup frozen green peas, thawed
  • 1/4 cup toasted almond slices
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  1. Place rice and water in a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 45 to 60 minutes.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix the sour cream, red wine vinegar, lime juice, honey, cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. Place bacon in a skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble, and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, mix the rice, dressing mixture, bacon, bell pepper, green onions, peas, almonds, and cilantro. Chill at least 1 hour before serving.