Green rice with beetroot & apple salsa

Green rice with beetroot & apple salsa

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 2

Why not make this healthy rice salad the night before to save time when you're in a rush? We've added walnuts to the salsa as they're rich in essential omega-3 fats

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal332
  • fat11g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs45g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre8g
  • protein10g
  • salt0.1g
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    For the rice

    • 85g brown basmati rice
    • 140g fine green beans
    • ½ small cucumber, finely diced
    • ½ bunch spring onions (about 5), sliced
      Spring onions

      Spring onion

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      Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

    • ⅓ pack mint, chopped, plus extra leaves to serve



      There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

    • juice ½ lemon



      Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

    For the salsa

    • 1 cooked beetroot, diced



      A favourite in 1970s British salads (cooked and pickled in vinegar), beetroot is a root…

    • 1 small apple, cored and diced



      Grown in temperate regions, apples are one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. There are…

    • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
    • 25g walnut halves, roughly broken
    • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
      Balsamic vinegar

      Balsamic vinegar

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      True Balsamic vinegar is an artisan product from Modena, in Emilia Romagna, Italy, and is made…


    1. Boil the rice for 20 mins, then add the green beans and cook 5 mins more until both are just tender. Drain and leave to cool slightly before stirring in the cucumber, spring onions, mint and lemon juice.

    2. Meanwhile, stir all the salsa ingredients together.

    3. Spoon the rice onto plates and serve with the salsa, scattered with a few extra mint leaves.

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