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Name of Event

Spain Constitution Day

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Traditional rice salad with peppers(capsicums)


Yield 4 to 6 servings
Preparation time 5-10 mins
Cooking time 25 mins
Main Ingredient Rice


2 cups long grain rice 

1 12 cups water 

14 1/2 ounces chicken stock 

2 garlic cloves (minced)

1/4 tsp salt 

1 cup vinaigrette salad dressing

1/2 cup red bell pepper (capsicum) (diced)

1/2 cup yellow pepper (capsicum) diced 

12 cup green bell pepper (capsicum) diced

1 cup red onion (diced)

1 cup grape/cherry  tomatoes or similar small tomatoes

1/4 cup fresh basil chopped


1 Rinse the rice under cold running water until the water runs clear. Drain thoroughly.

2 Place the rice, chicken stock and water in a heavy saucepan with a tight-fitting lid. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring gently to keep the rice from sticking to the bottom of the pan.

3 When the water is boiling rapidly, stop stirring, cover the pan with the lid and turn the heat down to low. Let cook, without lifting the lid, for 20 minutes.

4 Remove from the heat, lift the lid to release the steam, and replace it immediately. Let stand, covered, for 10 minutes and set aside.

5 Meanwhile, crush the garlic with the salt making a rough paste. Add the garlic paste to the vinaigrette and let stand for at least 15 minutes to combine flavours.

6 Add the vinaigrette to the cooled rice and toss with the peppers (capsicums), tomatoes & basil.

7 Serve immediatly