This dish was relatively cheap to make, didn't take too much time, and was pretty easy to put together as well. But the taste just isn't good. It's not disgusting and I'll probably eat it because I'm too tired to make anything else and too broke to buy anything else. But when you take a bite of this it just tastes like overpowering vinegar and onion with a mush of grains. I made very little substitutions. Instead of shallots I used a mix of garlic and onion (mostly onion), and used cilantro instead of parsley (I think the cilantro is the only thing that makes it good). I'll eat it, but definitely throwing out whats leftover and WILL NOT make again. Don't make this guys unless you enjoy vinegar/onion taste comparable to a super vinegary pasta salad (and I like pasta salad).