In a bowl mix all ingredients except rice and whatever protien you choose to use. Let sit about 10 minutes so flavors can mix together. Add rice, either hot or cold depending on if you want a hot or cold dish - and add your protien. Toss together and enjoy. You can adjust the amount of basil. It seems more basil is actually better than less. It gives this dish a really herbal kick. I have found brown rice very easy to cook by using 3 cups water to 1 cup of rice along with a pinch of salt and a few drops of oil, simmering until done to my liking, about 40 minutes, and then pouring off the excess water. Never burns and is never sticky. PERFECT brown rice! This will make 2 big servings if used as a main dish, or 4 good sized servings as a side dish without meat.