To go with our panini I made this quick salad. Microwave brown rice, chop stuff up, voila! All set. I thought it was just ok. I probably won't make it again.
Vineyard Rice Salad
American Dietetic Association's "Cooking Healthy Across America" - from a magazine clipping
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
3 cups cooked rice, white or brown
2 cups red seedless grapes, quartered
5 green onions, chopped
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Stir together oil, vinegar, sugar, pepper, and salt in large bowl. Add cooked rice and mix well to combine thoroughly. Add grapes, onions, and pecans. Stir gently. Serve immediately or refrigerate (serving at room temperature enhances the flavor).
Yield: 4 servings