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Oriental Rice Salad Recipe

Oriental Rice Salad          

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon coriander
1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
2 cups jasmine rice
5 cups water
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1/2 pound snow peas, blanched and shocked
1 large carrot, julienn
1/4 cup coarsely chopped parsley

Heat the oil in a large saucepan until almost smoking. Add the onions and cook until soft. Add the garlic, cumin, nutmeg, coriander and ginger and cook for 1 minute. Add the rice and coat with the oil and spices. Add the water, bring to a boil and season with salt and pepper to taste. Reduce the heat, cover the pot and cook for 15 to 18 minutes. Remove from heat, fluff with a fork and fold in snow peas, carrots and parsley. Serve at room temperature.

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