Razzle Dazzle Rice Salad

Recipe submitted by Diane on February 16th, 2010

This colourful, tasty all-in-one dish makes a great summer picnic meal.

Servings:   4 people

Ingredients:
1 cup Jasmine rice
2 cups chicken stock
8 dried apricots, snipped into small pieces
½ cup Craisins (dried cranberries)
½ cup orange juice
1 cup blueberries
150 g. sliced ham, cut into shreds
½ cup fresh herbs, finely chopped (egg. parsley, basil, mint)
¼ cup sesame seeds
1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
¼ cup low-fat vinaigrette dressing
Salad leaves to serve on

Directions:

1.) In a saucepan bring the rice and chicken stock to boiling point. Lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until nearly all the liquid is absorbed.


2.) Add dried apricot pieces and Craisins to rice and top up with orange juice. Continue cooking for 3 minutes, then leave to sit, covered for 15 minutes.


3.) Add blueberries, ham and fresh, chopped herbs to rice mixture.


4.) Toast sesame seeds in a dry pan until golden. Combine with sesame oil and vinaigrette. Stir this dressing through the rice salad. Chill.


Serve rice salad mounded on plates lined with salad leaves.

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Tags:   rice salad  salad  picnic  fast  easy  recipe  lunch  

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