Sprouted Wild Rice with Corn and Tomato

    • Difficulty
    • Easy
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Wild rice is actually a grass, not a grain. It’s an aquatic seed that’s found mostly in the upper fresh water lakes of Canada, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota in North America.  It’s a great source of protein, minerals, B vitamins, folic acid, and carbohydrates. I enjoyed wild rice the other morning to help fuel my cardio workout later that day.

Ingredients

1 1/2 cup soaked wild rice (started with 1 cup + 2 cups soak water)

1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

1/2 cup corn kernels

1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon jalapeno pepper, deseed, dice, to taste

3 tablespoons cilantro, chopped

1 tablespoon olive oil, optional

1/4 teaspoon sea salt, optional

Instructions

1) Place all ingredients into a mixing bowl. Toss to mix well.

Notes

I like to soak wild rice in at least double the amount of water for 2 or more days. Rinse and change soak water at least 2 to 3 times each day. Soaked wild rice will never get as soft as when it’s cooked, but that’s what I love about it. It has a chewy, hearty mouth feel that’s really satisfying, especially when my body’s craving some complex carbs.

Recipe will keep for 3 days in fridge.

Ani PhyoAbout Ani Phyo

Ani Phyo is the author of “Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen”, and is the founder of SmartMonkey Foods, LCC. Watch her free uncooking videos at www.AniPhyo.com. She’s on a mission to show you it’s easy to enjoy delicious, nutritious cuisine that’s healthy and supports green lifestyles. Her green living uncookbook is the first of it’s kind, offering tips for natural skin care, composting, recycling, reuse, and more. SmartMonkey Foods has been serving the west coast for over 7 years hosting special events, teaching UNcooking classes, and speaking on topics of nutrition and fueling optimal performance. Ani serves as the executive chef and oversees everything created by SmartMonkey Foods while continuing to do research on nutrition, health and the environmental impact of food production. SmartMonkey Foods packaged food items are available at most natural food stores on the West coast, and will continue to expand into national markets by spring of 2007. Partial client list includes: Adidas, STOMP, Portland Institute of Contemporary Arts, In Defense of Animals, Whole Foods Markets, Salud Cooking Schools, Carnival Cruise Lines, SuperSet Tennis Tournament.

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