This is a cold rice salad with spicy undertones. Carrots, green onion, and peanuts help punctuate this salad with authentic Asian flavor.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 1 (6.09 ounce) package NEAR EAST® Rice Pilaf Mix
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 1/2 cup carrots, diced
- 1/4 cup peanuts, chopped
- 1/4 cup green onions, chopped
- 2 tablespoons red bell pepper
Prepare Near East rice according to package directions, except omit butter or olive oil.
Stir in remaining 8 ingredients. Chill for 2 to 4 hours. Top with extra chopped peanuts right before serving, if desired.