Mediterranean Grains Salad

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This has been my go-to meal for MONTHS now. It’s so incredibly easy to make, tastes amazing, and most importantly…is so good for you!

One of my kitchen staples is my rice cooker. It’s so incredibly versatile and makes meal prep so much tidier and stress-free. All that’s really required is properly measuring out all of your ingredients — then you pretty much set it and forget it. Cooking 4 different grains at once is a snap in the rice cooker. 

Rice Cooker Ingredients:

  • 1/8 cup of dry amaranth
  • 1/8 cup of organic quinoa
  • 1/8 cup of couscous
  • 1/8 cup of black quinoa
  • 1 cup of filtered water

Add everything to the rice cooker, place the lid on it and turn it on. Most cookers have automatic shut-offs and only contain two dials (on/warm).

Cook the grains until soft (rice cooker should automatically shut off when everything is ready). Let cool, either by unplugging the cooker so that it doesn’t default to warm, or by removing the insert completely. Once at room temperature, add to a mixing bowl and fluff with a fork.

Add the remaining ingredients:

  • 1 cup of chopped spinach or kale
  • 1/2 cup of sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp of olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of sliced black olives
  • 1/2 cup of crumbled feta cheese
  • pinch of pink Himalayan sea salt, dash of black pepper to taste

Once everything is thoroughly mixed, it makes a great meal for 2 or side dish for 4. 

 

Nutrition Facts
Servings 2.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 362
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17 g 26 %
Saturated Fat 7 g 34 %
Monounsaturated Fat 4 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 33 mg 11 %
Sodium 662 mg 28 %
Potassium 142 mg 4 %
Total Carbohydrate 41 g 14 %
Dietary Fiber 6 g 23 %
Sugars 2 g  
Protein 13 g 27 %
Vitamin A 26 %
Vitamin C 64 %
Calcium 29 %
Iron 27 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

 

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