Fresh cherries add a meaty bite and tart-sweet flavor. If you can't find fresh cherries, add 2 tablespoons boiling water to 1/4 cup unsweetened dried cherries. Let stand 10 minutes; drain and chop.
1 (8.8-ounce) pouch precooked brown rice (such as Uncle Ben's)
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
32 cherries, pitted and quartered
1 (15-ounce) can unsalted chickpeas, rinsed and drained
2 ounces goat cheese, crumbled (about 1/2 cup)
How to Make It
Heat rice according to package directions. Place rice in a medium bowl. Stir in onions and next 7 ingredients (through chickpeas). Sprinkle evenly with goat cheese.
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