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Makes 4 servings


1 cup black rice

1 pound broccoli, cut into small florets, stems peeled and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices

3 cloves garlic, unpeeled

4 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

3/4 teaspoon coarse salt

Freshly ground pepper

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

2 Tablespoons red-wine vinegar

1/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted

1 cup lightly packed fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves

2 scallions, thinly sliced


In a heavy-bottomed medium pot, bring rice and 1 3/4 cups water to a boil. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer, cover and cook until rice is tender and water is absorbed, about 35 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand 10 minutes. Transfer to a serving bowl. Let cool slightly.

Meanwhile, preheat oven to 425°F. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss the broccoli and garlic with 2 tablespoons oil. Season with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Roast, stirring once, until tender, about 20 minutes. Remove and reserve garlic; transfer broccoli to bowl with rice.

Remove garlic from skins. Place in a small bowl; mash. Whisk in mustard, vinegar, remaining 2 tablespoons oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Drizzle over salad. Add almonds, parsley and scallions; toss. Season with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Enjoy!