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Simple but lovely [Jul. 7th, 2006|03:22 pm]
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I haven't had too much desire to cook elaborately lately, mostly because it's been bitch hot here. However, I did stumble upon this amazing wild rice dish in an English supermarket called Waitrose.

For the record, large English supermarkets have AMAZING healthy/vegetarian options. In an average "food to go" section you can find 5 kinds of hummus, cous cous dishes, incredibly well balanced roast vegetable wraps... etc. Oh, and then there's this line of vegetarian "meat substitutes", which don't bother pretending they're meat.. they're just good as they are: http://www.cauldronfoods.co.uk/

OK, so this is the wild rice salad, roughly transcribed from the ingredients list... basically you're just trying to smother the rice and raisins with the sauces:

- Equal parts cooked white and wilde rice
- Good handful of slivered almonds
- Good handful of mixed raisins
- Good handful of spring onions
- A few teaspoons of shredded coconut

Sauce:
- Curry powder
- Sour cream
- A bit of dijon mustard
- A few teaspoons of mango chutney.

I'm OBSESSED with that stuff. It's so good! I'm gonna try and make it myself this weekend.
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[User Picture]From: distilledlimbo
2006-07-07 07:09 pm (UTC)
Damn that sounds good. Really good. Must try.

Yeah, I just read somewhere the current statistics of vegetarian population in the UK - freaking huge - wish I could remember the numbers. I'd love to be anywhere more veggie-friendly than fucking Texas.

I'm off to look at that website.
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