Sunday, June 6, 2010

Strawberry Rice

A refreshing unique summer sidedish! I recently tried this dish for the first time at a friend's bridal shower, and it became an instant favorite of mine. Some rice dishes are heavy, but this one is light and refreshing because of its fresh ingredients. All you need for it is wild rice, strawberries, olive oil and raspberry champagne blush vinaigrette.

If you don't cook rice often, cook a cup of rice with double the amount of water. So if you're making 2 cups of rice, put 4 cups of water in the pot. Bring to a rapid boil, then lower the temperature until all the water is absorbed. When finished, let the rice cool.

Meanwhile, while the rice is cooking, chop up your strawberries! (If you don't like strawberries, try raspberries or other fruit of your choice.) I use a whole package of strawberries with 2 cups of rice, but you could use 1/2 or less if you'd like.

When rice has cooled some, mix in the chopped berries and add the dressing. (Coat rice with olive oil and the champagne raspberry blush vinaigrette) Serve and enjoy!

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