Salad Days Cookbook Review: Herby Peas and Crispy Green Rice

Salad Days Cookbook Review: Herby Peas and Crispy Green Rice

Recipe is from Salad Days, by Amy Pennington, reprinted with permission from publisher. Here, rice is first steamed and then baked in the oven giving it a kaleidoscope of texture in every bite -- chewy, crispy, soft -- that is undeniably entrancing. Then the rice is tossed with a bevy of herbs, lime zest, and sweet snap peas, adding lightness to every bite. It's a delicious meal to make ahead and have ready for pack-and-go lunches, as the rice maintains the texture over time.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup basmati rice or other white rice
  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • ½ cup currants (I used golden raisins, because that's what I had on hand)
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh mint leaves
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh dill
  • 1 green onion, very thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for seasoning
  • Freshly ground black pepper
Read the whole recipe on The Wimpy Vegetarian