Rice and Raisin Salad

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Category: Salads

Noreen Crawford, our food editor, tossed this delicious and nutritious salad idea around after thinking of Indian meals with her English sister-in-law, Colleen, who would punch up a dish with healthy ingredients. “We have onions for zip, nuts for protein, texture, and raisins bring on the sweetness and fruit factor,” Crawford said.

Read the full story from our May/June 2014 issue here!

Number of Servings: 6
Ingredients: 3 cups cooked, cold basmati rice
1 ½ cups cooked small peas
1 cup raisins
3/4 cup sliced green onions
1 cup sliced almonds or whole cashews
1 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Curry-Lemon Vinaigrette:
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup water
1/2 tsp curry
1/4 tsp garlic salt
pinch of pepper
Directions: Combine rice, peas, raisins, onions and nuts. Then toss together. In a small container, blend lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Dress up that rice and raisin mixture with lemon vinaigrette.
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