Serves 4 to 6
Rice salads can incorporate the most disparate ingredients into a harmonious whole: that little piece of cucumber or half a red pepper, the anchovy fillet or two that really should be used, the last few pickles or olives. This salad is simple but so variable; the essential ingredients are rice, tarragon, onions, and celery. It is good with brown as well as white rice. Because of its protective coating brown rice doesn’t get hard when cold. An Italian trick for keeping white rice soft is to cook it without salt.
Carolyn Dille is replanting much of her herb garden for the sheer dirt-under-the-fingernails pleasure of it. Culinary and medicinal herbs have been her special interest for many years. Her latest books are The Onion Book, with Susan Belsinger (Interweave Press, 1996), and Seasons of the Vineyard, with Robert and Margrit Mondavi (Simon and Schuster, 1996).
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