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Rice Salad with Raisins and Scallions

This salad is great for a picnic, or it can be served as a side for lunch or dinner.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, June 2006

Ingredients

  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 small head radicchio, or red Belgian endive, thinly sliced crosswise
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced on the diagonal
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

Directions

  1. Cook rice according to package instructions.

  2. Add raisins and oil to rice (while still hot); fluff with a fork. Transfer to a shallow bowl, cover loosely with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until cool, about 1 hour.

  3. With a fork, mix in lemon juice, radicchio, and scallions; season with salt and pepper. Serve.

Cook's Notes

Adding the golden raisins to the hot rice helps soften them. They plump up as they absorb moisture from the rice.

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