Rice Bulghur Vegetable Salad

This is my favorite one-dish meal salad.

Heat the 3 cups water to a boiling, add the rice and bulghur plus salt and oil. Lower flame, cover and steep for 25 minutes, then let sit to cool.

In a salad bowl, combine the other ingredients in the order listed, tastes and spices first. This gives the oil a chance to soak up flavor while you're chopping. Stir or toss after each ingredient.

Once all the vegetables are chopped and stirred in, add the cooked grain and the beans, toss and adjust seasoning.