Black Rice Salad with Mango and Peanuts
This colorful salad screams "summer", but the ingredients should be easy enough to find year-long. Vegan / Gluten-Free
Recipe type: Salad, Side
Serves: 3-4
  • 1 orange
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tablespoon vegan fish sauce (optional)
  • 1 cup black rice
  • salt
  • 1 just-ripe mango, peeled, pitted, cut into ½-inch dice
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • ½ cup finely chopped red onion (about ¼ large onion)
  • ½ cup unsalted, dry-roasted peanuts
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced
  • crushed red pepper flakes
  1. Remove peel and white pith from orange. Working over a medium bowl to catch juices and using a small sharp knife, cut between membranes to release orange segments into bowl. Squeeze membranes over bowl to release any juices. Strain juices through a fine-mesh sieve into a small bowl; reserve orange segments.
  2. Add lime juice, oil, and vegan fish sauce (if using) to bowl with orange juice; whisk to blend. Set dressing aside.
  3. Bring rice and 1¼ cups + 2 tbsp water to a boil in a large saucepan. Season lightly with salt. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until all liquid is absorbed and rice is tender, about 25 minutes. Remove pan from heat and let stand, covered, for 15 minutes. Spread out rice on a rimmed baking sheet, drizzle with dressing, and season lightly with salt; let cool.
  4. Place mango and remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Add rice and toss gently to combine. Season lightly with salt and more lime juice, if desired.
Recipe by Vegangela at