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Election Day Rice Salad

Rice Salad

We go to polls tomorrow here in the UK, and I have the 'pleasure' of poll clerking at a local station. The upside of this is the fairly generous pay but the downside (and it's a big one) is you're stuck to your seat for 15 hours, unable to leave the polling station, even for food.

A hearty lunchbox is needed and this Election Day Rice Salad as I have aptly named it, I hope is going to keep me going through what I think is going to be a very busy day!


| Serves: 4 | Prep Time: 10 Minutes | Cook Time: 10 Minutes for rice | Total Time: 20 Minutes |


  • 250g Long Grain Rice - cooked and cooled
  • 6 Cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered
  • 1 small Red onion, chopped
  • 6 Dried Apricots, chopped
  • 1 Yellow Pepper, chopped
  • 100g Cornish Blue Cheese, cubed
  • Handful of Dried Blueberries
  • Chopped Parsley to serve
  • Dressing:
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • Salt and Pepper


  • Step 1: whisk together the dressing ingredients and set aside.
  • Step 2: Combine all of the rice salad ingredients in a large bowl, mix then pour on dressing and sprinkle over parsley.

 | Author: Beth Sachs | Date: 5th May 2010 |

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  1. That looks so colourful and tasty - my mouth is watering now!

  2. Oooh cheese and blueberries - YUM!
    Lovely looking salad - have fun tomorrow!

  3. Love the veggies in this salad. Great color!

  4. Sounds like a fun packed day. :-(
    I'm sure that salad will keep you going, it looks super.

  5. Looks fantastic - great idea for a long day at work.

    My family are obsessed with this election - and we are Irish!

  6. Delish! You are so funny adding in colours of the parties, it would crack me up if you stunk the polling station out with the blue cheese! Hope it goes well tomorrow.

  7. What a fantastic combination of flavors and textures in this rice. YUM!

  8. You crack me up with the whole colors thing

  9. Right now I'd quite happily swap 15 hours stuck in a seat for going to my own job all day, especially with the rice salad thrown in! Deal? :)


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