Jasmine Rice Salad With Fresh Ginger Dressing

"A vegan recipe from 101 Meatless Family Dishes. Unfortunatley no other rice substitute will do. Can be served either chilled or at room temperature."
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Ready In:


  • 1 jasmine tea bag
  • 1 cup jasmine rice
  • 1 cup fresh green peas (frozen can be used-thawed to room temperature)
  • 1 large carrot, thinly sliced
  • Dressing

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil (more or less)
  • 2 tablespoons regular sesame oil
  • 13 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 12 teaspoons freshly grated fresh ginger, to taste (NOT dried ginger)


  • Steep the tea bag in 2 cups of boiling water for 4-5 minutes in sauce pan. Discard tea bag, bring water to boil, and add the jasmine rice.
  • Cover pan, reduce heat to low and cook 15-17 minutes or until rice grains are soft and fluffy and water is absorbed.
  • Remove rice from pan and allow to cool.
  • Microwave or steam the green peas just until tender. Drain and rinse with cold water to stop cooking process. Once cooled, toss with the carrots and cooled rice.
  • *Combine the dressing ingredients in a bowl then toss well with the rice mixture. Transfer to a salad bowl.
  • Serve chilled or at room temperature.
  • *Salad dressing can be prepared several hours in advance to allow to marinate if you desire.

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  1. Wanted an interesting side salad with leftovers, this came up. Used day old rice, this recipe is an easier alternative to making fried rice. Didn't have peas but used leftover cooked beans instead. The fresh ginger makes a huge difference! This recipe is a keeper.
  2. Very clever cooking jasmine rice in jasmine tea! I only have loose leaf jasmine, so I steeped it in a 2c measuring glass then strained it into the saucepan. Proportions are spot on. The peas I thought I had in the freezer were not there, so I chopped up some scallions. It worked. The dressing is extra special with the fresh ginger. I absolutley LOVE this dish. THE PICKY ONE said there were too many carrots. *sigh* Made for ZWT9, Mike & the Appliance Killers!
  3. Interesting way of preparing rice (at least for me) & it does make for a very tasty salad ~ Great dressing, too, especially with the fresh ginger! Wouldn't change a thing on this one! Thanks for sharing it! [Made & reviewed while in Asia with ZWT6]



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