Sri Wasano’s Infamous Indonesian Rice Salad
Brenda shared this rice salad with us at our meeting at Quayside Cohousing in April. The recipe is originally from Molly Katzen’s classic Moosewood cookbook but it’s popular all over the web. Here’s one version, originally posted on Sue Genner’s blog. (http://suegenner.blogspot.ca/2013/11/sri-wasanos-infamous-indonesian-rice.html)
1. 2 cups brown rice and 3 cups water in a saucepan.
Bring to a boil, lower heat, cover, and simmer until tender – 35 to 45 minutes.
2. Mix together:
1/3 cup peanut oil
3 Tbsp Chinese sesame oil
1/2 cup orange juice
1 to 2 medium cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp salt
2 Tbsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper (to taste)
2 Tbsp rice or cider vinegar
1 cup chopped fresh pineapple (or canned in juice)
3. Mix hot rice into dressing in bowl.
Let cool to room temp & then cover and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled.
4. When it’s time to serve, add:
3 scallions, finely minced (both whites and greens) (=spring onions)
1 stalk celery, finely minced
1 medium-sized red or green bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 8oz can water chestnuts, drained and thinly sliced
1/2 lb fresh bean sprouts
1/2 cup (packed) raisins or currants
1 cup coarsely chopped peanuts and/or cashews, lightly toasted
2 Tbsp sesame seeds
Optional: fresh snow peas for garnish
(c) 2015 Little Mountain Cohousing for Brenda F.