And the winner of the Healthy Cooking Challenge is…

Congratulations to Lori Lotz (Pediatrics – Rome)! Lori is the winner of the 2013 HarbinSTRONG Healthy Cooking Challenge. Lori’s winnning recipe for Black Rice Salad with Snap Peas, Carrots and Almonds was selected by our panel of judges based on the nutritional content, presentation and flavor.

Thank you to all the employees who participated in the Healthy Cooking Challenge. A special thank you to our judges – Cala Dittmer, Marcy Pugliese, Peggy Williamson and Debbie Smith.

Black Rice Salad with Snap Peas, Carrots and Almonds
Lori Lotz, Pediatrics Rome

2 cups black rice
4 cups microgreens
4 small carrots, coarsely chopped
8 oz. sugar snap peas, coarsely chopped
4 green onions, diagonally sliced
¼ cup fresh lemon or lime juice
¼ cup honey
1/3 cup tamari sauce
1/3 cup canola oil
2 tsp wasabi paste
½ cup slivered almonds

In a 2 to 3 quart saucepan, bring 3 ½ cups water to boil, add rice. Reduce heat to low; cover tightly, cook for 30 minutes or until all the water is absorbed. Let cool. Transfer to large bowl. Add microgreens, carrots, snap peas, and green onion. Toss to combine.
For dressing, whisk together lemon juice, honey, tamari, canola oil and wasabi paste.
Pour dressing over rice and vegetables. Toss to combine. Sprinkle with almonds.

352 cal, 15 g fat, 0 mg chol, 5 g fiber, 9 g protein

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