I live by myself and hence have to cook a lot of solo dinners (start the violins already! Just kidding). One thing that's perfect to cook for oneself is a salad. It's easy, it's tasty and it's healthy. And, many of the ingredients an be bought separately so you're not stuck with kilo's of peppers you'll never eat in your entire life, for example. I eat salads in all sorts and colors and this is one of my favourites. Curious? Take the jump.
For this salad I've used a wild rice mix. It's a mix of brown rice and wild rice. It differs quite a lot from white rice. It has a nutty taste and it has this firm bite you don't experience in white rice. It also needs way more time to cook, so prepare for that! Willing to wait? This is what you'll need.
- About 100 to 150 grams of wild rice
- 1 Red pepper
- 2 Carrots
- Fresh coriander
- Soft feta cheese
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- Vegetable stock
Start with the rice. Cook it in the stock, this will give it a little bit of flavour. Chop up the carrots and the peppers and fry in olive oil until they start to brown lightly. Crumble or cut the feta cheese. I've used a soft one here but it's more about the taste than the structure so you can use whatever you can get. If you have a few euro's lying around, take the trouble to go and get a real nice Greek feta cheese. It's a world of difference, really.
Let the rice cool off and mix your ingredients. Chop the coriander and add with a squeeze of fresh lemon. This complements the coriander really great and gives the whole salad a fresh touch. Some freshly ground pepper along with some extra vierge olive oil wraps it up nicely.
I eat salads like this mostly when I'm alone. This serves one. I love eating this on my couch, watching crime scenes. Yum. Have a great night.
PS: Don't have money for the fancy wild rice mix? Choose a plain brown rice.