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Italian Rice Salad
Ohio cooking school expert Bev Schaffer uses fragrant, nutty-tasting basmati rice for this colorful side dish. You'll find it in large supermarkets.
Bev shares her good-for-you recipes in cooking classes at Mustard Seed Market in Fairlawn and Solon, Ohio (20 miles southeast of Cleveland), as well as on local television and radio, at hospitals and even at City Hall. When the local police chief saw some of his officers gaining weight, he recruited Bev in an effort to help slim down the force.
Italian Rice Salad includes fiber-rich brown basmati rice, bell peppers in a variety of colors, red onions and plenty of garlic. "It's kind of soft, kind of crunchy, a little sweet and a little tangy," says Bev. "A co-worker took it to a family reunion several years ago, and he can't go to a reunion without it now.''
For more of Bev's recipes, check out her The Mustard Seed Market and Cafe Natural Foods Cookbook ($29.95, Pelican Publishing) at Amazon.com.