Grilled Peach, Black Rice &
PEACHES: By making use of their own antioxidants, peaches help the body fight back damaging free radicals, a dangerous factors contributes significantly to cancer. The nutrients in peaches are great for skin health.
BLACK RICE: Black rice is a whole grain, therefore it's a complex carbohydrate that takes your body more time to digest, giving you more energy for longer. Research on black rice has shown that it has a more impressive nutrient profile than any other type of rice. It is high in fiber, packed with protein, and is high in antioxidants.
ARUGULA: Arugula is a low calorie way of adding a lot of flavor and nutrition to your dishes. In addition to having a slightly peppery flavor, it has a rich source of phytonutrients that have been known to combat cancer-causing elements in the body.
Gluten-Free. Refined Sugar Free, Vegan Option
Serves 4-6 people
3 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot
½ teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
1 ½ cup cooked black rice (follow package instructions)
3 medium peaches, quartered
1 tbsp olive oil
6 cups fresh arugula (about 4 ounces)
1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese (optional)
salt & pepper, to taste
Prepare rice according to package directions; cool slightly.
Place peaches in a small bowl, drizzle with a little olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Place peaches on an oiled grill rack over medium heat. Grill, covered, until lightly browned, 6-8 minutes, turning occasionally.
While peaches are grilling, mix your dressing. In a mason jar or container with a lid, pour in vinegar, mustard, olive oil, maple syrup, shallot, salt and cayenne pepper (if using). Shake jar until the dressing is combined.
Compose you salad by first adding 1/4 dressing to rice. Line a platter with arugula; top with rice mixture and peaches. Drizzle with remaining dressing; top with cheese (if using).