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Help get NZ cooking: Brown rice salad

MAUREEN STRONACH
Last updated 05:00 23/01/2013
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MOREISH: Once you start nibbling on the toasted sunflower seeds you might not be able to stop.

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This is a great salad that is always popular at family parties. It's cheap and easy to make and if you make extra toasted sunflower seeds they can take the place of ordinary nuts or chips. But be warned - once you start to nibble on them you tend to eat more, so make plenty to begin with! I rarely measure or weigh ingredients when cooking, hence the 'as much as you want'.  

Brown rice salad

Cook as much brown rice as you will require, the two-minute microwave one works just as well, just adjust the other quantities to match. Allow the rice to cool thoroughly.

Take approximately 200g sunflower seeds and dry toast them in a heavy-based frypan. Stir them frequently as they can burn easily. Remove from the heat and drizzle with some soy sauce. Allow to cool

Finely chops 2-4 stems of celery.

1000 Island dressing - as much as you want.

Chopped parsley (or watercress) - as much as you want

Mix rice, sunflower seeds, celery and chopped greens together, add the dressing. Chill until required.


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