Scrumptious Brown Rice Salad

    Scrumptious Brown Rice Salad

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    2hr20min


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    About this recipe: A wonderfully different salad. This salad is made by tossing brown rice with crumbled bacon, red pepper, spring onions, peas, flaked almonds and coriander in a creamy dressing.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 8 

    • 325g uncooked brown rice
    • 600ml water
    • 250ml half fat soured cream
    • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
    • 2 teaspoons honey
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/4 teaspoon chilli powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
    • 2 rashers streaky bacon
    • 1 red pepper, diced
    • 1 bunch spring onions, chopped
    • 75g frozen green peas, thawed
    • 25g toasted almond flakes
    • 2 tablespoons chopped coriander

    Method
    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Extra time:1hr cooling  ›  Ready in:2hr20min 

    1. Place rice and water in a medium saucepan and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 45 to 60 minutes.
    2. In a medium bowl, mix the soured cream, red wine vinegar, lime juice, honey, cumin, chilli powder, salt and pepper. Refrigerate until ready to use.
    3. Place bacon in a frying pan. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.
    4. In a large bowl, mix the rice, dressing mixture, bacon, pepper, spring onions, peas, almonds and coriander. Chill at least 1 hour before serving.

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