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Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards

22645 Garrod Road

Saratoga, CA  95070



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22645 Garrod Rd
Saratoga, CA, 95070

(408) 867-7116

Enjoy wines where the grapes are grown in the Santa Cruz Mountains above Saratoga and overlooking San Francisco Bay and Silicon Valley.


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Forbidden Rice and Quinoa Salad

Bill Cooper

Serves 4.

  • 1⁄4 c. black rice

  • 1⁄2 c. red quinoa

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1⁄4 tsp. salt

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil, divided

  • 3⁄4 c. finely chopped onion

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds

  • 1 1⁄2 Tbsp. lemon juice

  • 2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro

  • 2 Tbsp. chopped parsley

  • 1 Tbsp. chopped chives

  • 1 avocado, cut into chunks

  • 2 c. cubed, cooked chicken

Bring rice and 1⁄2 c. water to boil in small saucepan; reduce to simmer, cover, cook about 16 minutes for water to absorb. In medium saucepan, bring quinoa, bay leaf, salt, and 1 c. water to boil; reduce to simmer, cover, cook about 15 minutes until tender. Drain; return to hot pan. Cover and let sit 15 minutes. Discard bay leaf, fluff with fork, put in large bowl. Heat 1 Tbsp. olive oil in skillet; add onion, cook until soft, stirring some. Add garlic and cumin; cook 2 minutes, stirring often. Add to quinoa. Add rice and mix. Stir in 1 Tbsp. olive oil, lemon juice and fresh herbs. Salt and pepper to taste. Add avocado and chicken.

Accompany with Cooper-Garrod Syrah