Artichoke and Rice Salad

Source: Ecological Cooking
Date tried: October 20, 2014
Yield: 6-8 servings
Time needed: 10-15 minutes to put together. Allow time to chill.

Prior preparation needed:
Cook rice & cool

A very interesting main-dish salad. Most of my life I have only known artichokes only in pickled form. It is nice now to be able to find canned artichokes for a dish like this. Unfortunately I did not have wild rice on hand. It would have made the dish even more attractive and appetizing.

Artichoke & Rice Salad

Artichoke & Rice Salad

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Joan’s Brazilian Rice

Source: Diet for a Small Planet
Date tried: May 26, 2014
Yield: 6-servings
Time needed: 50 minutes

A delightful easy-to-make rice pilaf suitable for a family supper. I had only red pepper so the colour contrast green chilies would make with the tomato does not show up in this picture, but I will certainly make this dish again soon and remedy that.  Toasting the rice and sesame seeds before adding the liquid contributes to a nutty taste.  The recipe is attributed to Joan Francis of Wisconsin.

Joan's Brazilian rice

Joan’s Brazilian rice

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Paella

Source: Ecological Cooking
Date tried: June 8, 2013
Yield: 6-8 servings
Time needed: 1¼ hours

This is a really, really good vegan Paella—a great one-dish meal.  So colorful with tomatoes and pimentos contrasting with green peas and pepper. The time is mostly for the rice to cook—not really a lot of attention needed.

Vegan Paella

Vegan Paella

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Angelica’s German Rice Salad

Source: Whole Foods for the Whole Family
Date tried: September 4, 2012
Yield: 8 servings
Time needed: Mostly just needs time to chill

Prior preparation needed
Hardboil eggs
Cook brown rice

A hearty main-dish salad for hot summer weather.  The recipe was named for the contributor who came from Berlin, Germany.

 

Angelica's German Rice Salad

Angelica’s German Rice Salad

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