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Black Rice Salad

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Black Rice Salad

Black rice salad with Swiss chard and carrot ribbons coated in a honey dressing, topped with tasty meatballs.




Ingredients to serve 2

  • ½ x lemon – zest & juice
  • ¾ cup x black rice
  • 300g x beef mince
  • 1 tsp x ground coriander
  • ½ clove x garlic – peel, grate finely & chop
  • ⅛ tsp x cinnamon
  • ½ sachet x honey
  • 100g x Swiss chard – discard stalks, slice thinly
  • 1 x carrots – peel & slice into ribbons with potato peeler
  • 3g x fresh coriander – remove leaves, discard stalks
  • olive oil (from your pantry)
  • salt & pepper (from your pantry)

Ingredients to serve 4

  • 1 x lemon – zest & juice
  • 1½ cups x black rice
  • 600g x beef mince
  • 2 tsp x ground coriander
  • 1 clove x garlic – peel, grate finely & chop
  • ¼ tsp x cinnamon
  • 1 sachet x honey
  • 200g x Swiss chard – discard stalks, slice thinly
  • 2 x carrots – peel & slice into ribbons with potato peeler
  • 5g x fresh coriander – remove leaves, discard stalks
  • olive oil (from your pantry)
  • salt & pepper (from your pantry)

Method

Step 1

Preparation: Boil the kettle. Prepare all ingredients as indicated above.

Step 2

Lemon: Using the fine side of a box grater, grate the peel to create zest. Cut in half and juice.

Step 3

Black rice: Place a pot on medium-high heat and add boiling water with a pinch of salt. Add the black rice and boil gently for 15-20 minutes until cooked but still slightly chewy. Drain and rinse with cold water.

Step 4

Meatballs: Mix together the beef mince and ground coriander, season generously with salt and pepper and shape the mixture into golf ball sized meatballs. Add a drizzle of olive oil to a pan on medium-high heat. When hot, add the meatballs and cook for 8-10 minutes, until lightly browned and cooked through. Move them around in the pan to make sure they brown evenly.

Step 5

Dressing: Mix together the garlic, lemon zest, HALF the lemon juice, cinnamon, honey and slowly whisk in the olive oil (1 tbsp for 4; ½ tbsp for 2; ¼ tbsp for 1). Add more lemon juice to taste.

Step 6

Salad: Combine the Swiss chard and carrot ribbons with the rice, add the dressing and mix through. Season to taste.

Step 7

Serve the salad topped with the meatballs and fresh coriander.