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Friday, 22nd March 2019

Hot Rice Salad recipe

There are many variations to the way rice is prepared and served in South Africa. This variation can be served with almost any meat dish.


400g rice (2 c)
875 ml boiling water (3 c)
2 chicken stock cubes
3 onions
1 clove garlic
1 medium green pepper
30 ml sunflower oil (2 T)
250 g mushrooms
250 g bacon
1 large tomato
5 ml salt (1 t)
pinch of black pepper

Instructions on how to make it

Cook the rice in the boiling water to which the chicken stock cubes have been added, until it is soft but not mushy. Peel the onions and garlic and chop and cut into strips. Braise these vegetables in the sunflower oil until soft.

Wipe the mushrooms with a damp cloth. Cut up the mushrooms and bacon. Peel the tomato and chop roughly. Add the mushrooms, bacon and tomato to the onion mixture and braise till just done. Season with the salt and black pepper. Mix the vegetable mixture and the rice lightly together with a large fork. Serve the rice salad hot.

Makes about 16 servings.