Electric Pressure Cooker Brown Rice Salad with Chick Peas and Zinger Dressing

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1 Tbs. good olive oil
1 cup canned chickpeas, drained
1 cup long grain brown rice
2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
3 garlic cloves, crushed
4 cups baby kale, chopped or torn
1/3 cup dried cranberries
Zinger Dressing
juice and zest of 1 lemon
juice and zest of 1 orange
1/2 cup good olive oil
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
1/3 cup chopped Italian parsley
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1 Tbs. honey or agave nectar
Choose sauté setting on electric pressure cooker (EPC); add oil to pot. When oil is hot, add chick peas and brown off on all sides, stirring occasionally; remove chick peas from pot.
Add rice to drippings in pot and cook, stirring rice for a minute or so; add broth and garlic. Lock EPC lid into place and choose High Pressure setting for 15 minutes. When timer sounds, use a natural pressure release for 10 minutes, followed by a quick pressure release, if any pressure is still remaining. Carefully remove lid, then remove rice to a bowl or platter to cool for a bit.
Meanwhile, place all dressing ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and pulse to combine well. (If you don’t have a food processor, place dressing ingredients into a mason jar with secure lid and shake virogously!)
To serve salad, toss rice with reserved chickpeas, kale, and desired amount of dressing, then top with cranberries.
**To make this recipe without a pressure cooker, cook rice in broth on the stovetop as directed on the package and proceed as recipe directs above.

Let’s Get You Cookin’,
Chef Alli

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Chef Alli is a home-grown Kansas girl on a mission to strengthen families through enabling kitchen confidence, educating the family cook, and encouraging better food relationships. She believes with her whole heart that time spent with our loved ones and our overall quality of life is greatly enhanced by nutritious food made at home with simple, wholesome ingredients. She loves being able to connect and share this passion with others through her website, her social media presence, and her coveted speaking engagements.

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