Rice and dried fruit, combined with a salad dressing with an attitude, Yep, that's my kind of salad.
I found this on my quest for some great summer salads. This is one I will make often this summer.
Got some Basmati rice? Here's the rest of what you'll need...
Besides the cooked rice, cooked lentils, dates and dried apricots that aren't shown here, you'll need.
Sliced almonds, shallot, lemon juice, olive oil, cumin, turmeric, cayenne pepper and cinnamon.
Finely mince the shallot and in a small bowl, add in the spices.
Whisk, whisk, in the olive oil and lemon juice then pour over the rice and dates and apricots that you combined earlier.
Add the salt, pepper and sliced almonds and mix gently.
I know it's not nice to play with your food, but I grabbed one of my napkin rings to see if it would mold.
Here's the recipe, enjoy
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Spiced Rice And Date Salad
2 c. cooked green lentils
1 1/2 c. cooked basmati rice
1/2 c. chopped dates
1/2 c. chopped dried apricots
3/4 c. toasted and chopped almonds
1 small shallot, minced
1/2 c. olive oil
juice of 1 lemon
1 t. cumin
1 t. turmeric
1/4 t. cayenne
1/4 t. cinnamon
sea salt and black pepper, to taste
Combine the lentils with the rice, dates, apricots and almonds, In a
small glass bowl, whisk together the oil, lemon juice and spices. Pour
over the lentil mixture and stir gently. Taste and adjust seasonings.
Marinate for a few hours. Best the next day.
A warm weather dish inspired, like Frederick Church was, by the
culture of the Middle East. The turmeric in this dish turns the rice a
lovely shade of yellow.
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And that's that.