I was getting winter blues. it was important for me to perk myself up with some colors and flavors that would boost me for the next couple of months until the flowers bloom and the birds start chirping. I grabbed papaya thinking about its yellow orangish color. Love this juicy, flavorful and versatile fruit and of course yellow is my favorite color. Papaya suited my mood perfectly.
I had leftover cooked brown rice in my refrigerator and I needed to use it up on time. I simply chopped some onions, colored bell peppers seasoned with some herbs and spices. Voila!!!! Simple salad with sweet, salty, juicy flavors in every bite along with chewy brown rice brought a smile on my face. When Rohit took a bite he felt a subtle happiness within himself too. We enjoyed this Brown Rice Papaya Salad joyously.
It was a while since I did any recipe creation with papaya. I saw tons of them loaded in the grocery store so immediately this salad recipe came to my mind. Even though I wasn’t sure about its combination with brown rice, I knew papaya in itself would tastes great. When I tossed this salad and took a bite it tasted delightful. This recipe can rejuvenate anybody’s mood at any point of time. This salad also serves well to overcome Monday blues because of its blissful taste. I am generally fond of brown rice and it’s a healthy substitute for carbohydrates. Hence, whenever I crave for carb I simply toss this Brown Rice Papaya Salad. It not only satisfies my carb cravings but my requirements of fiber, Vitamin C and lots of antioxidants along with being tasteful.
This recipe is perfect for my January diet since I have increased my protein and fiber intake this month. With this salad I get some portion of good carbohydrate to balance my nutrition and diet very well without any compromise on taste. For a foodie like me sometimes it gets so difficult to stay away from all sorts of eating and this is the time when this Brown Rice Papaya Salad comes in handy to satisfy my various food cravings 🙂