Caesar’s salads are yummy but sometimes don’t quite hit the spot–especially if no chicken is present. So here’s a delicious rice and salad combination that’s fit for a Roman Emperor—even as a side dish! (And you can add in tender and delicious chicken breast from my other recipe for a change of pace!)
1 cup long grain rice (or optionally Basmati rice)
1 cup vegetable stock (or optionally chicken stock)
1 scallion (green onion), white and light green portion only, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp ground cumin
¼ tsp ground turmeric
6 tbsp of Caesar salad dressing, or more depending on taste (use your favorite!)
1 head of Romaine lettuce or 3 Romaine lettuce hearts
Sliced slivered almonds or toasted pine nuts (optional)
Shredded Mozzarella, Provolone, Parmesan, Fontina, Romano or Asiago (optional)
Grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
Mi Aroma Rice Cooker MRC-903D (serves 2-3 using above ingredients)
Aroma Professional Rice Cooker (serves 4-6 using double the above ingredients; or triple the ingredients for an easy potluck dish)
Rinse rice and place in inner pot of Mi Aroma Rice Cooker with stock. Add scallion, garlic, cumin and turmeric before stirring briefly to mix all ingredients. Cover securely and select “white rice” setting.
– ALTERNATIVE using Aroma Professional Rice Cooker: Place rinsed rice in inner pot and add appropriate amount of stock. Cover securely and select “white rice” setting.
Rinse and shake dry Romaine lettuce. Cut/shred lettuce across the grain into narrow strips.
When rice is cooked, turn off Rice Cooker. Open cover (be careful of hot steam), transfer rice to large bowl, and then fluff rice with paddle to allow it to cool for 10-15 minutes.
Add Caesar dressing and stir with paddle or spoon to spread it throughout rice. Add lettuce and toss together with rice. Taste test and add more dressing as needed. Add optional ingredients as desired. Serve with extra dressing on the side.
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