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Smoked-Rice Salad


Has anyone tried cooking with smoked rice? If not, I would like to encourage you to give it a try. The rice has an unique smoky flavor and it tastes fantastic. I made this Smoked Rice Salad with shrimp, peppers, cucumbers, scallions, scallions, and lime juice dressing. This salad can be served at room temperature or cold, straight from the fridge. It's a colorful and fresh clean-tasting salad which is I am sure you will enjoy!


Smoked-Rice Salad

Ingredients

1 ½ Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Yellow Onion, finely chopped
2 Cloves Garlic, chopped
2 Cups (400g) Smoked Long Grain Rice
600 ml Chicken Stock

250 g Frozen Cooked Shrimps, thawed
4 Mixed Colors Bell Peppers, small diced
2 Japanese Cucumbers, small diced
2 Serrano Chilies, seeded and finely sliced
3 Stalks Scallions, finely sliced
5 Tbsp Chopped Fresh Corianders

Lime Juice Dressing
Juice of 1 ½ Lime
1 tsp Ground Cumin
3 to 4 Tbsp Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
Sea Salt
Freshly Ground Black Pepper

Method

Heat the oil in a pan and sauté the onion and garlic on moderate heat until sticky, fragrant, and golden in color. Then add the rice, give it a good stir, and season with sea salt and pepper. Transfer the rice into a rice cooker, add chicken stock and cook as per the cooker instructions.

Meanwhile, combine the shrimps, peppers, cucumber, chilies, scallions, coriander, and the lime juice dressing in a large mixing bowl. Fluff the cooked rice and toss into the vegetable and shrimp mixtures. Stir the rice salad well, and season with salt and pepper, if necessary.


Comments

  1. Smoked rice... I'm intrigued. I've never heard of this. Where do you buy it?

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  2. I bought the rice from one of the local Persian markets in Vancouver.

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  3. Thanks for the recipe! I found smoked rice on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Atry-Smoked-Basmati-Rice-2-Pound/dp/B008GZ0XLC/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1352910250&sr=8-2&keywords=smoked+rice

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