Red Rice and Italianesque Vegetable Salad

Italian Coloured Red Rice Salad-1

In all honesty there is nothing Italian at all about this salad, but the red, white and green vegetables reminded me of an Insalata Caprese and the colours of the Italian flag, and it looks pretty.

We needed a picnic supper tonight for a Scottish Dancing group that we go to and I found a bag of a mix of red camargue and wild rice in the cupboard and made a simple salad with some vegetables that I had in the fridge.    As with my sunset salad vegetables are far easier to eat and enjoy raw if they are chopped into smaller pieces, if you prefer blanch the brocolli and cauliflower.    I always cook my rice in a microwave steamer, I get perfect rice everytime and in about half the time it takes to cook on the hob – 14 minutes for brown rice and 11 for white, I cannot recommend them highly enough and would not be without mine.
Red Rice Salad

50g/ 2oz red or wild rice per person
Chopped brocolli, cauliflower & cherry tomatoes
Shredded basil
Olive Oil
Lemon Juice
Soy Sauce
Salt and Pepper to taste

Simply cook the rice and dress with the olive oil, lemon juice and soy sauce (if using).    When cold add the vegetables and basil and toss.      Totally fuss free and delicious.

I am republishing this and sending to this month’s No Croutons Required where the theme is rice, set up by Tinned Tomatoes and Lisa’s Kitchen and hosted by Lisa this month.

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About Helen

Helen Best-Shaw is a freelance writer, who has been writing about achievable and affordable food on Fuss Free Flavours since 2007. She also contributes articles and recipes to a number of online and print food magazines.

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Comments

  1. yum! i love salads with red and wild rices instead of boring old lettuce – just feels so simple and healthy… thanks for sharing!

  2. I haven’t had red rice for ages, much see whether I have any in the cupboard. I like it as it reminds me of holidays in the Camargue. Very tasty looking salad.

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