Alexandrina Fruity Tuity Rice Salad, served with Alexandrina Feta
Alexandrina Spring Salad Series
This season we are making the most of an easy style of salad preparation, and the reason is that we want to “eat a rainbow” everyday of the week, Alexandrina Fruity Tuity Rice Salad, served with Alexandrina Feta suits as our go to mid-week meal. Any left overs go straight into an adult-size lunch box, add some cooked chicken pieces and any dietitian would approve this meal-prepping hack for anyone with a fast paced life!
Rolling out our Alexandrina Fruity Tuity Salad, and the hero of this Spring salad is our Alexandrina Feta, but honestly you could use any of the Alexandrina Cheeses for this recipe.
Groundwork – 20 minutes of preparation time
Serves 6+ (it is so easy to change quantities for serving more)
Groundwork notes you will spend a short amount of time in preparing all the vegetables, and assembly is quickly done. Dressing less than 5 minutes preparation time.
ALEXANDRINA FRUITY TUITY RICE SALAD, SERVED WITH ALEXANDRINA FETA
For the Salad
Approximately 200 g (1 cup) for each ingredient but flexibility allows for substitutions.
200 g (1 cup) Alexandrina Feta, to be crumbled
400 g (2 cup) rice, cooked to packet instructions (either brown rice or white)
200 g (1 cup) carrot, chopped (or grated)
200 g (1 cup) apple, chopped (or grated)
200 g (1 cup) pineapple, chopped
100g (1/2 cup) red capsicum, chopped
50-75 g (1/4 cup) raisons or sultanas
50-75 g (1/4 cup) walnuts
50-75 g (1/4 cup) pinenuts, toasted
+ optional garnish with ¼ cup of spring onions, chopped
to make the dressing
50-75 ml (or ¼ cup) of Alexandrina Crème fraîche
50-75 ml (or ¼ cup) of lemon juice
50-75 ml (or ¼ cup) of olive oil
50-75 ml (or ¼ cup) of chutney
2 teaspoons of curry powder (we loved to use Herbie’s)
+ salt and pepper (optional)
The aim is to set aside each salad ingredient in a bowl – paying attention to your mise en place will be extremely therapeutic!
- prepare the ingredients, combine everything, except the Alexandrina Feta and mix well.
- to make the dressing mix Alexandrina Crème fraîche, lemon juice, oilive oil, chutney and curry powder together in a small bowl, and mix with a spoon.
- sprinkle the Alexandrina Feta, to top of the salad.
- + optional garnish with ¼ cup of chopped spring onions
LOOKING FOR THE ALEXANDRINA RANGE? | Alexandrina Cheese work with an incredible network of retailers and one or two key partners across the country. This list is just the beginning of where you can find Alexandrina Cheese products near you. We recommend giving retailers a call to check for which Alexandrina Cheese products they have in stock. Here is the link ---> Stockist List
DID WE FORGET THE AVOCADO? | You could definitely add avocado to this salad, and we suggest finding Naranja Orchards who grow beautiful Hass avocados and citrus. Peter and Caroline Cobb’s 35 hectare family farm at Nildottie is 100% pesticide and fungicide free. Because they wanted to experiment, the Cobb family have branched out into more exotic citrus. Look out for fragrant Buddha’s hands and kaffir limes during winter. Peter and Caroline are always happy to give advice on which avocados are ready to use now versus those that will ripen in a few days. Ask them for hints on how to cook a Buddha’s hand or the best way to use kaffir lime. Find them outside at the Adelaide Farmers Market every Sunday between July and February. Click here to follow --> Naranja Orchards
FOODIE FACT | The Australian Dietary Guidelines recommends at least 2.5 serves a day of milk, cheese, yoghurt and/or alternatives for most adults aged 19-50. A serve from the dairy food group is a cup (250ml) of milk, three-quarters of a cup (200g) yoghurt, two slices (40g) of cheese, half a cup (120g) of ricotta cheese or appropriate alternatives. For more information on the benefits of Australian Made Dairy Foods
*above quoted from https://www.dairy.com.au/health/recommended-dairy-intake/adults
TOP TIP | It is my aim this year to laminate this recipe to stick on the fridge, so that I can empower my children, and quite possibly my husband to abandon other dinner choices at least one day a week. Everyone LOVES this fruity rice salad, so it is going to be a family favourite in no time, and so quick and easy.
Always choose Alexandrina Cheese
The Alexandrina Spring Salad Series will includes four salads, over four weeks!
The new recipe is always uploaded on our blog on a Tuesday…you can find other recipes here ---> Curds & Whey Blog
LOOKING FOR THE ALEXANDRINA RANGE? | Alexandrina Cheese work with an incredible network of retailers and one or two key partners across the country. This list is just the beginning of where you can find Alexandrina Cheese products near you. We recommend giving retailers a call to check for which Alexandrina Cheese products they have in stock. Here is the link ---> Stockists
CALCIUM HERO OF THE DISH | Alexandrina Fleurieu Feta
Alexandrina's Fleurieu Feta is a light and creamy cow’s milk feta matured in brine. This cheese is made with Skim Jersey Milk which has less than 14.5 % fat. This cheese has creamy zing - it is a firm cutting, versatile feta cheese that can be cubed and tossed through a green salad, or combined with spinach in a crusted pie, or served on an antipasto platter. Serve this cheese | on a platter with kalamata olives, dolmades and pickled octopus. 14.5 % minimum fat | available in various weighted wedges vacuum packed, also available in 500g, 1kg, 3kg tubs.
TOP TIP 1 | Take the dressing ingredients into a clean repurposed jar and shake the ingredients. store any leftover dressing in the jar in the refrigerator for up to 1-2 days.
TOP TIP 2 | Likewise store any leftover salad in the refrigerator for up to 1-2 days
PLATING UP | Use an enormous platter to display this lovely rice salad, and make sure you have a bright colour salad servers next to the finished dish.
FIND MORE ALEXANDRINA RECIPES HERE | Alexandrina Curd’s & Whey blog
We are preparing ourselves for our Cook - Along - Together Challenge this Spring with Alexandrina Cheese Company
You are welcome to tune in to our LIVESTREAM on Wednesday to hear about how this #challenge is going to work.
Our recipe of the series is this delicious Alexandrina Fruity Tuity Rice Salad, served with Alexandrina Feta, served with Alexandrina Feta.
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Each week the second hashtag will change, stay tuned!
First published sometime during the early 2000’s – Cooking with Rebekah, and commonly Rebekah handed out little recipes at the Alexandrina Cheese stall at the farmer’s market.
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