Some time ago, my friend Christine invited all her friends for her baby outing. She also asked her guests to bring a side while they would provide everything else. I had to think for a while, not because I had no idea what to bring to a party, but because this family has all kinds of allergies: eggs, nuts, milk … the EpiPen is always on hand! Finally, I decided on a juicy Rice Salad – which would also be great if someone is on a gluten-free diet.
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The salad was a great succes and I must admit that I really enjoy prais for my food. So from then on, I always brought this salad to any potluck or other ocation and it is a success EVERY.SINGLE.TIME! The hosts and guests always beg me for the recipe, which I am always happy to share.
So Easy To Make
The only thing that takes a moment, is cutting everything in tiny pieces but if you want, you can make things much faster with this vegetable chopper. The rice can be cooked a few ours in advance and then cool until you are ready to assamble the salad. Especially the salad dressing is very easy to make! I sometimes add a bit of honey to it, to give it an extra kick!
Fruchtiger Reis Salat – Juicy Rice Salad – is a perfect salad for a Summer Party, BBQ or other gathering. It is very important that the rice has fully cooled before adding it to the other ingredients and the dressing!
Let the rice salad increase its taste in the fridge for at least 1, better 3 hours or over night. Then season with a little salt (and pepper if needed). If the salad has become somewhat dry, add some of the tangerine juice! Serve only slightly cooler than room temperature to have all the flavors come out well.
Juicy Rice Salad – Fruchtiger Reis Salat
- 250 g Rice your preferred choice
- 4 Bell Pepper
- 2 cans Orange Mandarins sweetened
- 250 g Ham, sliced your preferred choice of ham
- 2 Onions
- 160 g Mayonnaise
- 3 tbsp Soy Sauce
- some juice from the Mandarines
- 2 tbsp Sugar optional, but tastes great!
- some Parsley decoration
- Cook the rice according to instructions and let cool completely.
- Chopp the bell peppers into very small pieces, same with the onions and ham.
- Remove the orange mandarins from the can and catch the juice – you'll add some to the dressing later.
- Cut the orange mandarins a bit smaller.
- In a small bowl, mix the mayonnaise, soy sauce, sugar and some of the mandarin juice to a sweet dressing. If needed, add salt and maybe a bit pepper to taste.
- Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
- Decorate with fresh parsley or even chop some parsley and mix it into the salad for additional color pop.
- Put in the fridge for an hour for best taste.