Saturday, June 7, 2008

Marinated Tomato And Rice Salad

Marinated Tomato And Rice Salad
serves 4

6 ripe tomatoes, diced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
125ml/4fl oz cider vinegar
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
300g/11oz brown rice
2 cucumbers, halved lengthways,
seeded and chopped
50g/2oz fresh flat-leaf parsley,chopped
125ml/4fl oz olive oil
9 spring onions, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

• Put the tomatoes in a medium bowl. Add the vinegar, basil and sugar, and stir to mix well. Cover with cling film, and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
• Cook the rice according to the packet instructions. Drain and cool to room temperature.
• Combine the rice, cucumber and parsley in a large bowl, and stir in the olive oil. Add the spring onion, marinated tomatoes, salt and pepper, and stir to mix well. Serve.

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