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Moroccan Rice Salad with Dates and Oranges

Moroccan Rice Salad with Dates and Oranges

Oranges, lemons, dried fruit and mint are ingredients usually found in many Moroccan dishes. This salad is refreshingly delicious on its own, or as a starter followed by a tagine.

  • Serves: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

    1 ½ cups cooked Spekko Long Grain Parboiled Rice
    200 g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
    2 green onions, trimmed, finely sliced
    90 g fresh dates, pitted and torn into rough pieces
    a handful of cashew nuts
    5 ml (1 tbsp) preserved lemon, chopped, plus extra to serve (optional)
    salt and pepper
    250 ml (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
    30 ml (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.