Tangy rice salad

This super side salad made with wild red Camargue rice, cashews, lime juice, spring onions and cilantro is ideal for a picnic. The nutty flavor of the red rice complements the refreshing tang of the lime juice, creating a delicious combination. The crunchy cashews provide a filling texture, while the spring onions and coriander add a touch of freshness to the salad. Whether served as a standalone dish or paired with grilled meat or fish, this vibrant salad is sure to impress with its colorful presentation and bold flavors. Perfect for outdoor gatherings or midday cravings, this savory rice salad is a must-try!

Ingredients

  • 250g red Camargue rice or other wild rice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Juice and zest of 2 limes
  • 4 spring onions, chopped
  • 75g cashew nuts, roasted
  • large package of cilantro, roughly chopped

Preparation steps

  1. Cook the rice according to the package instructions.
  2. Run the cooked rice under cold water to cool it quickly.
  3. Drain the rice.
  4. Mix olive oil, lime juice and lime zest in a separate bowl to make a dressing.
  5. Place onions, cashews, cilantro and rice in a large bowl.
  6. Toss the rice mixture with the dressing until everything is well coated.

Nutritional Information

kcalfatsaturatescarbohydratesSugarfiberproteinSalt
476 17g 3g 65g 2g 1g 11g 0.1g

Equipment and tools

To prepare the Zingy rice salad you will need the following equipment and tools:

  • Big pot
  • Sieve
  • frying pan
  • Spatula or wooden spoon
  • Sharp knife
  • cutting board
  • grater
  • Juicer

Allergen information

The Zingy rice salad contains the following allergens:

  • Cashews

Please note that this recipe may also contain other allergens not mentioned above. It is always important to read labels carefully and consult a doctor if you have any concerns or dietary restrictions.

Storage and leftovers

If you have any leftover Zingy Rice Salad, you can store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

When reheating, you can either enjoy the salad cold or warm it up in the microwave or on the stove. Before serving, add a squeeze of lime juice and a drizzle of olive oil to freshen the flavors.

Do not freeze the Zingy Rice Salad as it may affect the texture and flavor of the dish.

Health Benefits of Zingy Rice Salad

The spicy rice salad not only offers a taste explosion, but also numerous health benefits. Let’s explore some of the key ingredients and how they contribute to your well-being:

Red Camargue rice

The base of the salad is 250 g of Camargue red rice or other wild rice. Unlike refined white rice, red rice is a whole grain that retains its bran and germ layers, making it a rich source of fiber, vitamins and minerals. Its high fiber content supports digestion, helps regulate blood sugar levels and promotes a healthy heart.

olive oil

The spicy rice salad contains a tablespoon of olive oil, a heart-healthy fat. Olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, which help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. In addition, it contains antioxidants that protect cells from damage and have anti-inflammatory properties.

Lime juice and zest

The juice and zest of two limes give the rice salad a tangy and refreshing taste. Limes are an excellent source of vitamin C, which is essential for a strong immune system. Vitamin C also acts as an antioxidant, helping to neutralize harmful free radicals in the body and supporting healthy skin and wound healing.

spring onions

The addition of four green onions not only provides a mild onion flavor but also contributes some health benefits. Green onions are a good source of vitamins A and C, as well as folic acid, a B vitamin that is necessary for the production of healthy red blood cells. They also contain sulfur compounds, which have antimicrobial properties and may support immune function.

Cashews

75 g of roasted cashew nuts give the spicy rice salad a delicious crunch. Cashews are a nutritious nut that provides healthy fats, protein, and various vitamins and minerals. They are particularly rich in magnesium, which is important for muscle and nerve function as well as bone health.

coriander

The salad is generously garnished with a large packet of coarsely chopped coriander. Cilantro not only improves the taste but also offers several health benefits. It contains antioxidants that may help protect against disease. Additionally, coriander is traditionally used to aid digestion and may have anti-inflammatory properties.

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