Brown Rice Salad

Brown Rice Salad


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About this recipe: This is a super-colourful salad, that's packed full of delicious flavours and textures. Brown rice is tossed with vegetables, raisins and cashews in a soy sauce dressing.


Serves: 10 

  • 285g brown rice
  • salt to taste
  • 3 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1 red pepper, cored, seeded and chopped
  • 1 green pepper, cored, seeded and chopped
  • 125g raisins
  • 75g cashews, raw or roasted, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce dressing (see below)
  • For the Soy Sauce Dressing
  • 125ml cooking oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons caster sugar
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed or finely chopped
  • 1 (1cm) root ginger, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Extra time:3hr cooling  ›  Ready in:4hr 

  1. To make the dressing: Place cooking oil, soy sauce, lemon juice, caster sugar, garlic, ginger and salt and pepper into a jar. Shake well to blend.
  2. Cook rice in boiling salted water for 40-45 minutes or until soft. Rinse, drain and let cool.
  3. In a bowl, toss together cooled rice, spring onions, red pepper, green pepper, raisins, cashews and parsley.
  4. 10 minutes before serving, add soy sauce dressing and toss well.

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Reviews (2)


Perfect mix of ingredients!! Tip.. It says to use cookin oil, I used olive oil, and then tried it with sunflower oil, the sunflower oil def give a better flavour. - 23 Jun 2013


Did this recipe with white basmati rice and added coarsely chopped fresh pineapple and used salted peanuts instead of cashews. Lovely - will definitely do this again - 21 May 2014

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