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Chicken, Rice and Lentil Salad With a Citrus and Mint Dressing

Chicken, Rice and Lentil Salad With a Citrus and Mint Dressing

This salad makes for a delicious summer lunch or light meal.

  • Serves: 6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

    375ml (1½ cups) Spekko Saman Brown Rice
    375ml (1½ cups) Brown lentils
    30ml (2 tbsp) Oil for frying
    300g Chicken fillets, cut into strips
    Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    Grated rind and juice of 1 lemon
    Grated rind and juice of 2 oranges
    5ml (1 tsp) Dijon mustard
    100ml Olive oil for dressing
    100ml Chopped mint
    100g Wild rocket

Method

    1. Cook Spekko Saman Brown Rice according to the instructions on the pack and drain well.
    2. Cover lentils with water and simmer for 20-30 minutes or until tender. Drain well.
    3. Heat oil in a pan and fry chicken until golden brown and just cooked, but not dry. Season to taste.
    4. Make a dressing by whisking citrus rind and juices with mustard and season to taste. Slowly whisk in oil until it emulsifies and forms a dressing. Stir in mint.
    5. Mix rice and lentils with chicken and toss with some of the dressing to coat the ingredients. Toss rocket leaves with more dressing and place on top of the salad.

    From the Spekko kitchen
    • Cook Spekko Saman Brown Rice and brown lentils in the same pot. Add a little extra water and simmer for 20-30 minutes. Remember the combination of Spekko Brown Rice and brown lentils makes up a complete protein and also ensures a meal with a very low GI. Omit the chicken for a perfect vegetarian light meal.