Sunday, August 3, 2008

Recipe: Nicoise Inspired Rice Salad

Rice Salad

-1 cup rice, cooked
-1 can tuna, drained
-1 onion, diced
-3 small shallots, diced
-several (about 5) radishes, thinly sliced
-2 handfuls fresh basil, leaves thinly sliced
-several hard boiled eggs, sliced in wedges
-2 small tomatos, sliced in wedges
-olives (if desired)

-olive oil
-red wine vinegar
-juice of 1 lemon
-2TB Dijon mustard
-dried oregano

-In a large bowl, combine radishes, onions, shallots, olives (if using), basil and mix together. Add tuna (break apart). Add rice and mix together.

-In a smaller bowl, combine olive oil, vinegar, mustard, lemon juice, oregano, salt and pepper. Mix well with a fork. Pour over rice mixture.

-Transfer to a serving dish. Layer slices of egg and tomato on top. Sprinkle with basil. Serve at room temperature.

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