My cousin visited with us at the end of April and the weather was so lovely during his stay that a lot of the evening meals were braais (barbecues), and fearing we would tire of Braai Sarmies and pap ‘n sous (maize meal and tomato/onion sauce) I threw a Pasta Rice Salad into the mix. This type of salad reminds me of Christmas lunches as a child – such wonderful happy memories. Green pepper (capsicum) and or raisins would also be nice added to this salad.
Pasta Rice Salad
375ml pasta rice
1 small onion diced
4 tinned peach halves diced
10ml curry powder
15ml vinegar Optional extras – diced green pepper (capsicum), raisins
Cook the pasta rice according the the package instructions and allow to cool.
Combine all the other ingredients together in a bowl.
Add the pasta to the sauce mixture and stir through.
Rice and pasta salads can often look like a big lumpy mess in a bowl, so it makes a nice change to have a salad all neat and tidy turned out from a mould especially with the added burst of colour with the ingredients for this salad.
Patsta Rice Salad Ring
900ml cooked risoni pasta 200ml mayonnaise 410g tin peaches drained and chopped 1 small onion finely chopped 1 green pepper finely chopped 2 tomatoes finely chopped 25ml parsley chopped 25ml Greek or Italian salad dressing 5ml salt 2ml pepper
While still warm, mix the risoni pasta together with the mayonnaise.