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Moroccan Mixed Rice Salad

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  Water 1 1⁄2 Pint (800 Milliliter)
  Soy sauce 1 Tablespoon
  Treacle 1 Tablespoon
  Wild rice 2 3⁄4 Ounce (75 Gram)
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Long grain brown rice 3 1⁄2 Ounce (100 Gram)
  Canned chickpeas 15 Ounce, drained (425 Gram)
  Red onion 1⁄2 , finely chopped
  Red pepper 1 Small, deseeded and diced
  Dried apricots 3 Ounce, sliced (85 Gram)
  Raisins 2 3⁄4 Ounce (75 Gram)
  Chopped fresh mint/Coriander 2 Tablespoon
  Flaked almonds 2 Ounce, toasted (55 Gram)
  Lettuce leaves 3 (To Garnish)
  Lemon wedges 3 (To Serve)
For spiced dressing
  Hot curry powder 1 Teaspoon
  Ground coriander 1 Teaspoon
  Ground turmeric 1 Teaspoon
  Freshly ground nutmeg 1 Teaspoon
  Cayenne pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Rice vinegar 2 Fluid Ounce (50 Milliliter)
  Honey 2 Tablespoon
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Extra virgin olive oil 5 Tablespoon

1. Bring 350 ml/12 fl oz of the water, the soy sauce and the treacle to the boil in a large pan. Add the wild rice; bring back to the boil. Cover and simmer for 40 minutes until cooked. Remove from the heat.
2. Heat the oil in a pan, add the brown rice and stir for 2 minutes to coat. Add 450 ml/16 fl oz water and bring to the boil. Cover and simmer for 40 minutes until tender. Remove from the heat.
3. Meanwhile, make the dressing. Dry-fry the spices in a small frying pan, stirring, for 4-5 minutes. Cool on a plate. Whisk the vinegar with the honey and lemon juice in a large bowl, then whisk in the oil. Whisk in the cooled spice mixture.
4. Mix in all the rice, the chickpeas, onion, red pepper, apricots, raisins and mint. Sprinkle with almonds, garnish with lettuce leaves and serve with lemon wedges.

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Side Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 534 Calories from Fat 222

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 25 g38.2%

Saturated Fat 2.5 g12.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 367.8 mg15.3%

Total Carbohydrates 71 g23.8%

Dietary Fiber 9.6 g38.2%

Sugars 24.1 g

Protein 11 g21.8%

Vitamin A 39.1% Vitamin C 63.1%

Calcium 11.7% Iron 24.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Moroccan Mixed Rice Salad Recipe