Food & Drink

Colorful Black Thai Rice

Serves 6 to 8 as a meal

This recipe is from "V Cuisine: The Art of New Vegan Cooking," by Angeline Linardis (Whitecap Books, $29.95). Says Linardis, "Cook the rice the usual way: 2 cups of water to 1 cup of rice, but rinse the living daylights out of it first. Rinse it well until the water runs almost clear."

Ingredients:

2 cups cooked black Thai rice

1/2 cup each diced red and green pepper

1/2 cup red onion, sliced1/2 cup cilantro, finely chopped1/2 cup parsley, finely chopped1/2cup carrots, grated

Rind of one orange, finely grated

Rind of one lime, finely grated1/2 cup lime juice

1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste.

Instructions:

Combine all ingredients and serve at room temperature.

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