Summer Peachy Basil Pasta

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Is the summer heat getting to you?  Are you looking for something light and refreshing? Here’s one savory dish that fits both needs. Simple and delicious!

Ingredients
For pasta:
1½ cup angel hair pasta (optionally spaghetti or fettuccine)
2 white peaches (fresh and ripe), peeled and cut into small cubes or slices
1 medium to large tomato, cut into small cubes OR equal amount of cherry/grape tomatoes
2-3 tbsp chopped basil
½ tsp Salt
Parmesan cheese (option)
Toasted sesame seeds (option)

For dressing:
3 tbsp Italian salad dressing
1 tbsp tempura dipping sauce (Asian market or section of grocery store)
½ tsp freshly grated garlic
½ tsp freshly grated ginger

Mi Aroma Rice Cooker (1-2 servings using half of above ingredients)
or
Aroma Professional Rice Cooker (2-3 servings using the above ingredients)

Directions
Place 1 3/4 cups water in inner pot of Mi Aroma Rice Cooker and select “white rice” setting. Bring water to boil (about 15 minutes). ALTERNATIVE: Place 4 cups water in inner pot of Aroma Professional Rice Cooker and select “white rice” setting. Bring water to boil (about 20 minutes).

While water is heating, mix all ingredients for dressing.

When water boils, add salt. Break angel hair (or spaghetti) pasta in half and add to water. (When using Mi Aroma Rice Cooker, push soften pasta into pot and leave cover off while cooking.) Cook to desired tenderness (about 5-7 minutes for angel hair pasta).
Strain pasta and add dressing to it. Mix thoroughly so that pasta doesn’t stick together. Add peach, tomato and basil. Top with Parmesan cheese if desired (but go easy because too much can overwhelm the dressing).

Over To You
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