This was a fresh salad that used courgettes and spring onions from my garden. It also felt healthy and wholesome with the brown rice.
250g brown rice
100g mangetout or sugar snap peas, halved
1 tbsp sunflower seeds
1 tbsp sesame seeds
2 courgettes, grated
small bunch parsley, chopped
small bunch coriander, chopped
4 spring onions, chopped
1 roasted red pepper, finely chopped
Bring a large pan of water to the boil, add the rice and cook according to packet instructions, add the mangetout for the last 1-2 mins. Drain and run under the cold tap, leave to dry.
Heat a frying pan and add the seeds,toast until golden. Add these to all the other salad ingredients including the rice and mangetout in a large bowl.
Put all the dressing ingredients in an empty jam jar with a lid, shake well and pour over the salad. Toss everything together and pack into a lunchbox or serve.