Golden Plum Vegetable Rice Salad

   There are some days that I go through the fridge and need to use up leftovers. My fridge invariably has a cooked grain of some kind and recently I had a pile of cooked rice leftover. I also tend to blanch extra vegetables a lot so I can have an easy snack or addition to future meals. Veggies like shelled fresh peas, baby corn or shucked corn cut from the cob. I do this because there’s some days that may be a little longer than others. I get to the kitchen and don’t want to spend more than a few minutes assembling something. I love to cook, but when you’re tired and the summer heat starts to rattle your brain, the easier the better. A simple dressing of fresh plums and yogurt adds immediate flavour without too much worry.

Golden Plum Vegetable Rice Salad

1-1/2 cups cooked rice

1/2 cup coarsely grated carrots

1/2 cup sweet bell pepper, coarsely chopped

1/4 cup shelled peas, blanched and cooled

1/4 cup baby corn, blanched and cooled

1/4 cup sweet onion, finely chopped

1/4 cup green onion, finely chopped

1/4 cup plain yogurt

1/2 cup golden plums, halved, pitted and coarsely chopped

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

   In a blender, purée the plums, yogurt, salt and pepper together until smooth. Pour into the bottom of a large bowl. Add the rice, carrots, peppers, peas, baby corn, and onions. Stir gently to combine. Serves 3-4.

Golden Plum Vegetable Rice Salad

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2 comments

  1. mealsandreels · August 19, 2014

    This looks great, I’d love to try and make this myself!

    Rebecca
    http://www.mealsandreels.com

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