Sunday, May 08, 2005

Sesame Brown Rice Salad with Shredded Chicken and Peanuts

Sesame Brown Rice Salad with Shredded Chicken and Peanuts (Adapted from CL)

1 cup brown jasmine rice
2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
1/2 cup shredded carrot
1/3 cup sliced green onions
1/4 cup dry-roasted peanuts, divided
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, divided
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon canola oil
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
2 garlic cloves, minced

In a medium saucepan, cook rice according to package directions. Scoop the rice into a large bowl and fluff with a fork. Let cool. Add the cooked chicken, carrots, onions, 2 tablespoons peanuts, 1 tablespoon cilantro and salt to the rice - toss well to combine.

In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice, canola oil, sesame oil and garlic. Drizzle over the rice mixture and toss again to evenly coat. Sprinkle each serving with an even amount of the remaining peanuts and cilantro.

Makes 4 servings.

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