Rice Salad with Herbs


8 oz brown rice
18 fl oz water
4 tbsp oil
2 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 clove garlic, crushed
Salt and black pepper
2 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
2 tbsp fresh chives, finely chopped
[or any other green herbs such as basil and spring onions]


Wash the brown rice thoroughly and add to a large pot of boiling water (18 fl oz), stirring once. Simmer covered for about 25 – 30 minutes or until the rice is cooked and the liquid absorbed.

In a separate bowl, whisk oil, vinegar and garlic as well as salt and pepper and mix through the rice while it is still warm.

Let the rice stand until cooled off, then mix in the herbs.

This makes a nice side dish to any BBQ meat.