Rice Salad With Pickled Carrot and Daikon

Rice Salad with Pickled Carrot Author: Jennifer Bartoli and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Credits: Jeff Coulson

This Korean-inspired rice salad features quick-pickled daikon, a sweet and crisp Asian radish. Hot red peppers vary in heat level, so make sure to taste a little piece so you can decide how spicy you want your salad.

  • Portion size 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 carrots julienned
  • 1 cup julienned daikon
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 cup medium-grain rice
  • half avocado sliced
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup chopped unsalted roasted peanuts
  • half hot red pepper seeded and thinly sliced
Ginger Dressing:
  • 4 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Method

In bowl, toss together carrot, daikon and half each of the sugar and salt; let stand for 10 minutes. Rinse under cold water; drain and return to bowl.

Whisk together vinegar and remaining sugar and salt until sugar is dissolved. Pour over carrot mixture; cover and refrigerate, stirring once, for 1 hour. Drain well.

Meanwhile, in saucepan, cook rice according to package directions. Spread onto plate; cover and cool completely.

Ginger Dressing: In large bowl, whisk together oil, lime juice, ginger, sesame oil and salt. Stir in carrot mixture, rice, avocado and cilantro; toss to combine. Sprinkle with peanuts and hot pepper.

Nutritional facts per serving: about

  • Fibre 3 g
  • Sodium 158 mg
  • Sugars 2 g
  • Protein 4 g
  • Calories 219.0
  • Total fat 9 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 31 g

%RDI

  • Iron 4.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 14.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 2.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 21.0
  • Vitamin C 12.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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