Vegan, Vegetarian, no dairy, no wheat.

Vegan, Vegetarian, no dairy, no wheat.

This came from my good friend Kim. She is always cooking up something delicious. This salad is fabulous, especially on a hot, summer day. Great for taking to a gathering as nothing in this recipe can spoil.  This recipe is an adaptation of a recipe from

Ingredients – this recipe includes peanuts so leave them out if you are allergic to them


Forbiden City Salad – Vegan, Vegitarian, Ominivores!


  • 2 oranges
  • 1/4 cup or more fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons Far Out Feather Dust
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cups black rice preferably Lotus Foods Forbidden Rice
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 just-ripe mangoes peeled, pitted, cut into 1/2? dice
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 cup finely chopped red onion about 1/2 large onion
  • 1/2 cup unsalted dry-roasted peanuts
  • 6 scallions thinly sliced
  • 2 jalapeños seeded, minced


  • Remove peel and white pith from oranges.
  • Working over a medium bowl to catch juices and using a small sharp knife, cut between membranes to release orange segments into bowl.
  • Squeeze membranes over bowl to release any juices.
  • Strain juices through a fine-mesh sieve into a small bowl; reserve orange segments.
  • Add 1/4 cup lime juice, oil, and fish sauce (if using) to bowl with orange juice; whisk to blend.
  • Set dressing aside.
  • Bring rice and 2 3/4 cups water to a boil in a large saucepan.
  • Season lightly with salt.
  • Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until all liquid is absorbed and rice is tender, about 25 minutes.
  • Remove pan from heat and let stand, covered, for 15 minutes.
  • Spread out rice on a rimmed baking sheet, drizzle with dressing, and season lightly with salt; let cool.
  • Place mangoes and remaining ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Add rice and toss gently to combine. Season lightly with salt and more lime juice, if desired.