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Lemon-Rice Salad

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Category: Rice

 Ingredients List

  • 1/4 c Minced shallots or green
  • -onions
  • 2 tb Olive oil
  • 1 c Basmati or jasmine rice;
  • -well rinsed
  • 2 c Rich vegetable; corn, or
  • -chicken stock
  • 1 ts Grated lemon zest
  • 2 1/2 tb Fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 c Roughly chopped cilantro;
  • -basil, mint, or a
  • -combination
  • 2 ts Finely minced garlic
  • 1/2 c Finely diced red onion;
  • -rinsed in cold water
  • 1/2 c Diced red bell or gypsy
  • -peppers
  • 1/3 c Lightly toasted pinenuts;
  • -pepitas, or chopped
  • -cashews, optional


In a deep saucepan, over moderate heat, saute the shallots in one
tablespoon olive oil until soft but not brown. Add the rice and continue to
saute for 2 to 3 minutes longer, stirring regularly. Add the stock and
bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cover and continue to cook
until all the liquid is absorbed (10 to 12 minutes). Off heat, allow rice
to rest for 5 minutes then gently fluff with a fork and place in a large
bowl to cool completely.

Add remaining ingredients, including remaining tablespoon of olive oil, to
the rice and gently stir to combine. If not using immediately, cover and
refrigerate for up to 3 days.

This recipe yields 8 servings.

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