Being a Bong, we have a special affinity with rice 😉 I can eat rice for breakfast, lunch and dinner 😉 even snack on it 😛 Such a desire will put my physician in a coma 😉
Rice can be made in millions of ways and can accompany endless cuisine. Since I was not in a great mood to cook for myself, I used some leftover rice here and added lots of veggies to pacify my conscience on the health part 😉
Presenting here is Rice Salad, a part of the Refreshing Platter.
Here’s what i did……….
1 cup – leftover rice
1 tsp – finely chopped spring onion stalk
1 tbsp – chopped bell peppers (red, yellow, green)
1 tsp – braised and chopped beans
1 pod – garlic (crushed)
1 tsp – boiled sweet corn
1/4 tsp – dried oregano
2 tsp – extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp – lime juice +1/2 tsp
3-4 nos – peppercorns
2-3 nos – lettuce leaves
1 tsp – water
salt to taste
Prepare the dressing by crushing the garlic and peppercorns using a pestle. Add oregano, 1 tsp lime juice and olive oil. Keep aside.
In another bowl mix the remaining lime juice and water.
Rinse the lettuce well. Brush the lime and water mix on the leaves and refrigerate.
In another bowl mix all the vegetables and rice. Season with salt. Pour the salad dressing and mix well. Refrigerate for 10 mins.
To serve, make a bed of the lettuce and serve the salad.
Happy cooking !! 🙂
Cheers !! 😀