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Curried Grape and Rice Salad

Curried Grape and Rice Salad

Ingredients

Salad

  • 1 cup brown rice
  • ¼ cup chopped onion I use more
  • 1 ½ tsp curry powder
  • 1 T canola or olive oil
  • 1 3/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 recipe Curry Dressing below
  • 1 ½ cups seedless red grapes
  • 1 cup diced cooked chicken or a can of chick peas
  • ½ cup or more chopped colorful pepper
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley or cilantro I used parsley
  • Condiments: mango chutney green onions, shredded coconut, cashew nut halves, as desired.

Dressing

  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp grated fresh ginger root- I use a lot more
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground pepper

Instructions

  1. Saute onion and curry powder in oil until onions are tender. Stir in rice. Add chicken broth, bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer about 45 minutes until rice is tender and liquid absorbed.
  2. Combine all dressing ingredients and mix well.
  3. Add ¼ cup Curry Dressing to rice and cool mixture.
  4. Add grapes, chicken or chick peas, peppers, parsley and additional curry dressing to taste (careful with the dressing- too much is overpowering). Mix well and serve with condiments of choice.