Moroccan inspired rice salad with dates, preserved lemons, oranges and mint | Spekko Rice
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Moroccan inspired rice salad with dates, preserved lemons, oranges and mint

Moroccan inspired rice salad with dates, preserved lemons, oranges and mint

Try this fruity Moroccan inspired rice salad. Perfect for hot weather!

  • Serves: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Prep time:
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Ingredients

    1 ½ cups Cooked Spekko Long Grain Parboiled Rice
    200g can Chickpeas, drained and rinsed
    2 Green onions, trimmed, finely sliced
    90g Fresh dates, pitted and torn into rough pieces
    a Handful of cashew nuts
    5ml (1 tbsp) Preserved lemon, chopped, plus extra to serve (optional)
    Salt and pepper
    250ml (1 cup) Torn mint leaves
    Coconut flakes
    1 Orange, zested and fruit cut into segments

    For the dressing
    1/3 cup Fresh orange juice
    1/4 cup Fresh lemon juice
    30ml (2 tbsp) Olive oil
    1/2 tsp Ground cumin
    Salt and ground black pepper to taste

Method

    1. Mix the rice, chickpeas, green onions, dates, cashews, and preserved lemon together. Season.
    2. Whisk together the orange juice, lemon juice, olive oil and ground cumin. Season with salt and pepper.
    3. Dress the rice salad with the dressing and toss to combine. Toss the herbs through the salad just prior to serving. Garnish with coconut flakes, orange zest and segments.