Bright and fresh, this incredible black rice salad isn’t only flavorful, it’s packed with nutrients too. It’s sweet, creamy, and crunchy, and topped with an addicting cilantro-lime vinaigrette. You’ll love this for a healthy lunch!
Rinse rice in mesh strainer. Add to medium saucepan. Add 2 3/4 cups water and a pinch of salt; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce to a low simmer, and cook until rice is tender and water is absorbed, about 30-40 minutes. When rice is done cooking, remove from heat and transfer to a bowl. Cool for 10 minutes before adding dressing.
While rice is cooking prepare the dressing: Combine lime juice, olive oil, garlic, honey (or agave), cilantro, and salt in a food processor. Process for 15-30 seconds or until dressing is combined.
Once rice is done cooking and has cooled a bit, stir in dressing, cover bowl and place in fridge for an hour or until cool and you are ready to add in the rest of the salad ingredients.