Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Tricolor Pepper and Wild Rice Salad
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...It was a busy weekend, packed with food and fun and the company of neighbors and good friends. At the moment, I don't think I'll ever be hungry again. The upside to all the good food we had these past few days, is the wonderful recipes I'll have to share with you this week. Today's salad is an end of summer wonder that goes especially well with grilled lamb or beef. It's packed with color and flavor, and, despite some chopping, it's remarkably easy to make. If you skim through the ingredient list, you'll also see that it is also good for you and your waistline. This is a straight forward recipe and there are no tricks to its assembly, so I leave you to your own devices. I want to thank all of you who have expressed concern for my daughter and her family. They were among yesterday's evacuees from Steiner Ranch in Texas and while they still cannot return home, their house is, thus far, unscathed by the wildfires. My prayers tonight are for those who were not as fortunate.
Tricolor Pepper and Wild Rice Salad...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite courtesy of Sherryl Ludlow
1/2 cup uncooked wild rice
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth, divided use
1-1/4 cups water, divided use
3/4 cup uncooked long grain rice
1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
1 medium sweet yellow pepper, chopped
1 medium zucchini, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
4 green onions, chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1) Combine wild rice, 1 cup broth and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 50-60 minutes, or until rice is tender.
2) Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine long grain rice and remaining broth and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-18 minutes or until rice is tender.
3) In a large nonstick skillet, saute peppers and zucchini in 1 tablespoon oil for 3 minutes. Add onions and saute for 1-2 minutes longer, or until vegetables are tender. Transfer to a large bowl.
4) Drain wild rice and stir into vegetable mixture. Stir in white rice. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Drizzle with lemon juice and remaining oil and toss to coat. Serve warm or at room temperature. Yield: 8 servings.
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