This one's from my mum. I make it once every few months, mainly for potlucks, and am yet to come across someone who doesn't love it.
2 Cups Short grain brown rice
3 Cups Currents
1 Cup Cashews - toasted
1/2 Cup Sunflower seeds - toasted
4-6 Green onions
1/2 Cup Mild tasting oil
1 Garlic clove - minced
6 Tbsp Tamari
1 Tbsp Lemon juice
Salt and pepper - to taste
This salad is nutrient rich, a great source of fiber and antioxidants. When brown rice becomes white rice, large quantities of B vitamins — including 90 percent of the B6 — half the manganese and phosphorus, more than half the iron, and all of the dietary fiber and essential fatty acids are lost.
Manganese- bone health, regulates blood sugar, relieves inflammation
Heat oven to 350 F if you have raw nuts and seeds, I recommend separating them, they will take 5-8mins to toast.
Cook Rice as directed. Combine dressing ingredients. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl while the rice is still warm. Season to taste.
Enjoy warm or cold