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Brown Basmati Rice Salad With Roasted Poblanos and Cumin Vinaigrette

Publié le par Isabella-Vegan-♥

The Other Brown Rice: Basmati
Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times

Brown Basmati Rice Salad With Roasted Poblanos and Cumin Vinaigrette


Roasted poblano chiles bring some kick, and vitamin C, to this colorful Southwestern rice salad.

3 cups cooked brown basmati rice (1 cup uncooked)

1/2 pound sugar snap peas, strings removed

1 red pepper, cut in small dice

1/4 cup chopped fresh chives or 1 bunch green scallions, sliced thin

1 poblano pepper, roasted, seeded and cut in small dice

1/4 cup chopped cilantro

1 tablespoon lightly toasted pine nuts


For the dressing:


1 tablespoon sherry vinegar or champagne vinegar

2 tablespoons fresh lemon or lime juice

Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

1 small garlic clove, minced or puréed

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon cumin seeds, lightly toasted and ground

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil



To cook brown basmati rice, rinse the rice and, if you have time, soak it for 30 minutes just covered in water. (This optional step helps prevent the grains from breaking during cooking.) Drain, and combine 1 cup rice with 2 cups water and salt to taste (I use 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon) in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer 35 to 40 minutes until all of the liquid is absorbed.

 Remove from the heat, remove the lid and place a kitchen towel over the pot. Replace the lid, and allow to sit undisturbed for 10 minutes.


1. Place the rice in a large bowl. Steam the sugar snap peas for three minutes until crisp-tender. Refresh with cold water, and drain on a kitchen towel or paper towels. Cut the beans in half, and add to the rice with the remaining salad ingredients, except the pine nuts.

2. Whisk together the vinegar, lemon or lime juice, salt, pepper, garlic, mustard and ground cumin. Whisk in the olive oil. Taste and adjust seasoning. Toss with the rice salad. Sprinkle the pine nuts over the top, and serve.


Yield: Serves four to six.


Advance preparation: You can prepare the salad mixture up to a day ahead and keep it in the refrigerator. Don’t toss with the dressing until shortly before serving. As long as you leave the snap peas out, you also can toss the mixture with the dressing up to a day ahead; add the snap peas shortly before serving. The rice will be even more flavorful after it marinates in the dressing.


Nutritional information per serving (based on four main dish servings): 382 calories; 21 grams fat; 3 grams saturated fat; 0 milligrams cholesterol; 43 grams carbohydrates; 5 grams dietary fiber; 39 milligrams sodium (does not include salt added during cooking); 7 grams protein


Martha Rose Shulman can be reached at martha-rose-shulman.com.

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