1 Cup Dried Black Rice (Forbidden Rice)
1 Cup Cherry or Grape Tomatoes, cut into small pieces
1 Medium Cucumber or 2-3 Small Cucumbers, cut into small pieces
Generous handful of fresh herbs of choice (I used fresh basil and mint from my garden)
Sprinkle salt to taste
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 Tbl raw honey
1 Tbl tahini
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1.) Cook black rice - bring two cups of water and black rice to a boil. Reduce to simmer and cover, cooking approximately 35 minutes. Let cool.
2.) Combine all dressing ingredients in a blender and blend until well combined.
3.) Once rice is cool, combine all salad ingredients and cover with dressing. Chill and allow flavors to meld before serving.