Brown Rice Herb and Fennel Salad

Serves 4-6 Prep Time 5 minutes   Cook Time 35 minutes   Rated:

Brown rice adds so many great qualities to a salad. In fact, this recipe idea started with white rice but I had run out and so subbed in brown. Luckily, it has a nuttiness and a slightly chewy texture that is just delicious. We paired it with Jerk Chicken and lemon wedges but you can serve it with just about anything requiring a fragrant side dish. Dinner is served!

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Need

  • 200 Grams brown rice, rinsed
  • 600 Grams water for steaming
  • 1 small fennel bulb, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 ed onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 limes, juice only
  • Handfuls pecans, roughly chopped
  • 60 Grams Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) BUY
  • Handfuls fresh mint leaves
  • Handfuls fresh coriander leaves
  • 100 Grams fresh or frozen peas, shelled
  • Pink Salt Flakes and pepper, to taste BUY

Do

1  

Place rice into simmering basket and insert into the Thermomix bowl. Pour water over and steam 35 minutes/100°C/speed 3. Allow to cool.

2  

Meanwhile place the sliced fennel and onion into a large bowl with half of the lime juice and toss gently. Allow to marinate.

3  

Toast the pecans in a frying pan with the oil on a medium heat for around 10 minutes until well toasted and fragrant. Set aside.

4  

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and add the remaining juice. Season to taste. Serve warm or cold, on its own or as an accompaniment to just about anything.

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