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About this recipe: Cooked chicken, makes a healthy meal in minutes if you add rice and a little imagination. Perk it up with pistachios, crisp carrot, zesty orange and punchy chives. Delicious!
*For rice, use orzo (Greek rice-shaped pasta)or small soup pasta shapes. *For the chicken, use diced, cooked turkey or ham (or a mixture of both) or smoked pork loin. *For carrots, use grated celeriac with the grated zest and juice of 1 lime instead of the orange.
The salad can be made earlier in the day, a few hours before you want to eat. Cook the rice in advance, drain and leave it to cool. Prepare and mix the other ingredients but keep them separate until the rice has completely cooled. Mix, cover and chill the salad until required. Remove from the fridge about 20 minutes before serving.
Make the salad with brown rice if you have a little more time to spare – the rice takes about 30 minutes to cook.