Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Sesame Rice Salad with Peas & Carrots

Rice is the perfect mindful food: how can you not pay attention to those tiny toothsome grains? can you avoid noticing your connection to all the other people in the world who are also about to enjoy a bowl of rice?

Rice is such a gentle food, it's my first choice when I feel in need of comfort. Just looking at those perfect little grains calms my mind. I always feel grateful for a bowl of rice.

Eating this Sesame Rice Salad with fresh organic peas and carrots and a dressing of sesame oil and rice vinegar felt good - good for the body and soul.

Sesame Rice Salad with Peas & Carrots

I-1/2 cups cooked rice, cooled
2/3 cup fresh peas
1/4 cup sliced baby carrots
1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
1/2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
1 tsp soy sauce

Combine the rice, carrots, and peas in a bowl. Whisk together the sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, and soy sauce until blended. Pour dressing over rice and mix gently.


Anonymous bea at La Tartine Gourmande said...

simple and delicious!

10:21 AM  
Blogger Kalyn said...

Looks wonderful.

11:34 AM  
Blogger Dianne said...

Looks gorgeous Catherine ...!!! I've been planning to do a very similar dish, just havent got around to translating thoughts into actions yet!


1:00 PM  
Blogger Alanna said...

Color, texture, flavor ... all good. Really good!

1:49 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Hi Catherine, it was great meeting you on Monday. You have a lot of great recipes with pictures on here. Keep up the great work.

the Hungry Hedonist

11:50 PM  
Blogger wheresmymind said...

Think you could make this with brown rice?

5:29 AM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

Beautiful Catherine! Reminds me of a poem (um, except rice instead of sand)
To see a world in a Grain of Sand,
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.
-William Blake

7:50 AM  
Blogger Catherine said...

Jennifer -likewise. Your photos are incredible!

wheresmymind - yes, I made it with brown rice!

Vanessa - thank you! I, too, was thinking of this poem.

7:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm looking for just this kind of dish to go with Microgreen Asian Salad (and to test my new rice cooker). Thank you!

4:51 PM  
Blogger Catherine said...

Anon -so glad! Your comment has reminded me to revisit this recipe - cheers!

4:51 PM  

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