Vegetable Rice Salads with Beans

Total Time:
57 min
Prep:
30 min
Cook:
27 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

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Ingredients
  • 2 cups water
  • Salt
  • 1 cup short-grain brown rice
  • 1/2 pound green beans, trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 carrots, peeled, diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin oil
  • 1 celery rib, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, cored, diced
  • 1 bunch scallions, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups canned chickpeas
  • Chopped dill, for garnish
  • Chopped parsley, for garnish
  • 1 bunch arugula salad, tough stems removed
Directions

In a 2-quart saucepan bring salted water to a boil and add rice and boil, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until cooked, about 25 minutes. Drain rice in a colander and rinse under cold running water until cool. Drain rice well.

In a saucepan of boiling salted water, blanch beans and carrots for 1 or 2 minutes, drain in a sieve and shock in ice bath. Drain vegetables well.

In a large bowl whisk together lemon juice, mustard, salt, and pepper. Add oil in a stream and whisk until emulsified. Add rice, blanched vegetables, celery, bell pepper, scallions, and chickpeas, toss well and adjust seasoning. Add dill and parsley. Serve on bed of arugula.

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