Red Rice Salad with Hazelnuts and Pomegranates

I have been trying to get creative with new lunch ideas for my husband’s lunch box and I really hit the jackpot with this recipe. It was from one of my Woman & Home Magazines. This year I decided I would make myself actually go through all of my magazines and attempt the recipes in them. I don’t know about you but I often get a magazine and go through selecting recipes that I think sound nice but then the magazine gets put away and the recipe forgotten. So this year I am not allowed to buy another magazine until I go through all the ones I have. It is a big challenge but I feel an attainable one. So one recipe down and tons more to go.

Red Rice Salad with Hazelnuts and Pomegranates

200g (7oz) Red Rice
1 Pomegranate
100g (4oz) hazelnuts, toasted and chopped
Zest from 1 lemon
Large handful of fresh parsley
3 Tbsp red wine vinegar
3 Tbsp olive oil


Place the rice in a pan of boiling water and cook for 25 minutes. Make sure the water doesn’t dry out. The rice should be cooked but with a little bite. Drain and spray lightly with little bit of olive oil and let cool.

When completely cooled, combine with all the other ingredients with the rice and toss. Serve or store in the fridge until the next day. Allow salad to get to room temperature before serving.

Served with some carrot sticks and an apple this was a healthy and filling lunch.
Red Rice Salad with hazelnuts and pomegranates
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Serves: 6
 

Ingredients
  • 200g (7oz) Red Rice
  • 1 Pomegranate
  • 100g (4oz) hazelnuts, toasted and chopped
  • Zest from 1 lemon
  • Large handful of fresh parsley
  • 3 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil

Instructions
  1. Place the rice in a pan of boiling water and cook for 25 minutes. Make sure the water doesn’t dry out. The rice should be cooked but with a little bite. Drain and spray lightly with little bit of olive oil and let cool.
  2. When completely cooled, combine with all the other ingredients with the rice and toss. Serve or store in the fridge until the next day. Allow salad to get to room temperature before serving.

 

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One Response to Red Rice Salad with Hazelnuts and Pomegranates

  1. Oh, I’ve never tried red rice. I’m intrigued! This looks like such a good recipe to jazz up a boring lunchbox.

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