Thai salads are an excellent choice for a light meal! The Spekko Brown basmati is Low GI and is the perfect choice for a rice salad. Although salads are light, the addition of a low GI starch like the Spekko Brown Basmati will keep you fuller for longer and prevent you from getting the munchies!!!
600ml Spekko Brown Basmati Aromatic Indian Rice
3 tbsp sunflower oil
400g chicken fillets, thinly sliced into little pieces
4 cloves garlic, crushed
2 chillies, deseeded and finely chopped
15ml fish sauce
30ml lemon juice
10ml brown sugar
1 small cucumber, deseeded and thinly sliced
62,5ml mint leaves
62,5ml coriander leaves
Salt to season
Heat oil in an electric wok. Add chopped chicken fillet and stir fry until the chicken has browned. Add garlic and stir fry for a few seconds. Remove from the wok when chicken has cooked through. Place the rice in a mixing bowl, add chicken and the remaining ingredients except the fresh herbs. Stir to thoroughly combine. Garnish with mint and coriander and adjust the seasoning. Add salt only if necessary.
- Spekko Long Grain Parboiled Rice, White Basmati or Brown Rice are all low GI and are endorsed by the Heart Foundation. Any of these variants would work well in this recipe.
- Prawn, fish or beef fillet may be used in this recipe.
- This recipe is ideal for using up leftover rice.
Brown Basmati and Feta Fritters
Fritters make for an excellent snack! Nicky Gibbs, executive chef at the Westcliff Hotel has a fantastic recipe that takes only 30 minutes to prepare.
500g cooked Spekko Brown Basmati Aromatic Indian Rice
150g chopped red onions
50g chopped garlic
a pinch of nutmeg
350g feta cheese
50g chopped mint
6 large eggs
200g bread crumbs
100g crushed pistachios
Olive oil for frying
Cook the brown basmati and leave to cool
Fry off the onion, garlic. Let them cool and add the lemon juice and feta and cream together.
Add to the rice and cream together then add the mint and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Form into little patties. Mix the bread crumbs and the pistachio nuts together
Flour, egg and then bread crumb the patties.
Shallow fry in a hot pan till golden brown.
This is a great base for all kinds of snacks, so have some fun.