Saturday, April 3, 2010
A colourful rice salad
The hot weather has made me lazy, at night am too lazy to post anything on the blog. During the late afternoon the sun is in my kitchen so I try to avoid cooking at the time as the heat from the kitchen makes the my little apartment even more hot.
But tonight have dragged my self to write this one dont want to let any of my blog buddies down :) .
I saw this on a bbc good food recipe book for kids called a rainbow rice salad. Its great recipe to try when you have left over rice and you can use any veg you like . THe original recipe had grated carrots and cucumber . You can make it ahead and leave in the fridge and let the flavours develop , a couple of hours ahead not leave for days and days ;).
I used as a side , so for two side portions,
1/2 cup cooked cold rice
2 spring onions, finely sliced , green and white parts
1 big tomato or two medium ones or a handful of cherry tomatoes, chopped
about 1/3 cooked sweet corn, use fresh corn or frozen corn
optional : 1 chilli
Dressing : ps measurements are not that accurate so here are what I used
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 small clove garlic ( pound to a paste)
a little mustard
Extra virgin olive oil
1. Place all salad ingrediants in a mixing bowl.
2. Prepare dressing, mix everything together in a small glass bottle or whisk in a bowl with a fork , and pour it over the rice and veges. Mix gently and cover with a cling film and set aside.
PS , If you want some herby taste add a handful of coriander / cilantro leaves, roughly chopped.
Enjoy ! and have a lovely week end
Ps adding this a bit later, but taking cinamon girl's suggestion and sending this to her side dish show down .