This is my new favourite way to eat brown rice. I ordered this a local cafe and loved it so when I got home, I googled the ingredients and found a similar recipe that I’ve slightly adapted below. A nice side dish to grilled chicken breast, with steamed vegetables, or a perfect meal alone.
(Recipe adapted from Serendipity Corner, photo from same)
1 cup brown rice
2 cups water
6 spring onions, finely diced
2 red capsicum, diced (I used chargrilled capsicum from a jar as they are out of season and expensive right now!)
2 tablespoons each of pumpkin and sunflower seeds
1/2 cup cashew nuts
1/2 cup currants
1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
3 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons reduced salt soy sauce
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 cup olive oil
Place the rice in a pot with the water. Bring to the boil, then turn down the heat and simmer. Stir occasionally. Cook for around 30 minutes, until the water is totally absorbed and the rice is cooked.
While the rice is cooking, place pumpkin and sunflower seeds in a lightly oiled pan over medium heat and stir constantly until slightly toasted. Set aside.
Mix the lemon juice, soy sauce, oil and garlic in a shaker and shake until well mixed.
When the rice is cooked, put into a bowl leave to cool for 5-10 minutes.
Add the spring onion,capsicum, seeds, currants, cashews and parsley and mix. Pour over the dressing, adding to taste. You may not need to use it all.
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