Pasta Rice Salad

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

Ingredients

375ml pasta rice
1 small onion diced
4 tinned peach halves diced
10ml curry powder
125ml mayonnaise
45ml chutney
15ml vinegar
Optional extras – diced green pepper (capsicum), raisins

Method

  1. Cook the pasta rice according the the package instructions and allow to cool.
  2. Combine all the other ingredients together in a bowl.
  3. Add the pasta to the sauce mixture and stir through.
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Pasta Rice Salad Ring

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

 

Ingredients

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

Method

  1. While still warm, mix the risoni pasta together with the mayonnaise.
  2. Add all the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  3. Press into an oiled mould.
  4. Allow to set overnight in the fridge.
  5. Unmould and decorate as desired to serve.

 

Submitted by:  Renee Whittal, Port Elizabeth