Black rice salad with lemon vinaigrette is a refreshing and nutritious dish that is perfect for a light lunch or as a side dish. This salad combines the unique texture and flavor of black rice with a variety of colorful vegetables and a tangy lemon vinaigrette.
Black rice, also known as forbidden rice, is a type of whole grain rice that is rich in antioxidants, fiber, and nutrients such as iron and vitamin E. When cooked, black rice has a slightly sweet and nutty flavor, and a chewy texture that is perfect for salads.
PREHEAT OVEN TO 350°F. COOK RICE IN A MEDIUM SAUCEPAN OF BOILING SALTED WATER UNTIL TENDER, 35-40 MINUTES. DRAIN WELL, SPREAD OUT ON A PLATE OR A RIMMED BAKING SHEET, AND LET COOL. MEANWHILE, SPREAD OUT WALNUTS ON ANOTHER RIMMED BAKING SHEET. TOAST IN OVEN, TOSSING ONCE, UNTIL FRAGRANT, 8-10 MINUTES. WHISK LEMON JUICE, VINEGAR, AND AGAVE IN A SMALL BOWL. WHISKING CONSTANTLY, GRADUALLY DRIZZLE IN OIL. SEASON VINAIGRETTE WITH SALT. TOSS RICE, WALNUTS, SCALLIONS, EDAMAME, TOMATOES, GREEN BEANS, AND VINAIGRETTE IN A LARGE BOWL. SEASON WITH SALT AND PEPPER.