Rice Salad With Fruit and Nuts

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

My husband's adviser fixed this salad as a side dish one evening when we went to her house for dinner. After I took the first bite, I asked her if she would give me a copy of the recipe. I feel that the salad is best eaten fresh.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Half fill a large saucepan with water and bring to a boil.
  2. Rinse rice in a sieve until water runs clear, then add rice and turmeric to the pan and boil, uncovered for 10-12 minutes, until rice is tender.
  3. Drain in strainer and place in a bowl.
  4. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a saucepan, add onion and garlic and cook gently for 5 minutes.
  5. Turn up the heat, add the almonds and pine nuts and cook for 5 minutes longer, stirring often, until onion and nuts are golden brown.
  6. Add the onion mixture to the rice, along with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice (which will immediately turn the rice bright primrose yellow), the apricots, coriander, salt, and pepper.
  7. Taste and add more lemon juice if necessary. Serve.
Most Helpful

Yummy side dish! All the ingredients work together well flavour wise and provide a great texture. I'm not sure the dish would work if you left out any of the ingredients. They all play off one another to really make a complete dish. Thanks misscrys79! Made for PAC Fall 2008.

AmandaInOz October 02, 2008