Chicken, rice and melon salad

Chicken, rice and melon salad

Ingredients

  • 11/2cups quick cooking brown rice
  • 1/4 cup wild rice (optional)
  • 40g baby spinach or rocket leaves
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 barbecued chicken, skinned and boned
  • 2 sticks celery, thinly sliced diagonally
  • 1 rockmelon, cut into balls (2-3 cups)
  • 1/3 cup roughly chopped roasted hazelnuts

Preparation method

1. Prepare dressing as recipe directs. Cook brown rice as packet directs with wild rice (if using) until tender, but slightly chewy. Drain well; spread out on a tray and cool. Cover; chill until cold.

2. Transfer rice to a bowl; stir through spinach, dill and combined juice and honey. Season with salt and black pepper. Spoon onto serving plates.

3. Cut chicken into bite-size pieces and place in a bowl; add celery. Fold through enough of the mayonnaise to lightly coat. Arrange mixture with melon balls over rice. Sprinkle with nuts. Serve with any remaining mayo.

Poppy seed mayonnaise


Gluten free Norganic mayonnaise, made from soybean oil, is thickened with cornflour and stabilised with xanthan gum.
Makes about 1 cup
Preparation: 2 minutes

1 cup Norganic Organic Mayo Dressing
1 tablespoon honey, or to taste
2 teaspoons lemon juice, to taste
1 teaspoon poppy seeds

Combine ingredients; season to taste with salt and black pepper.
TIPS: A 350g tub low-fat cottage cheese can be used in place of the ricotta, if you like.  

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