Recipe: Camargue Rice & Chestnut Tabbouleh

The Camargue region of France, a unique stretch of marshland positioned between the Mediterranean Sea and the lush Rhône River, has been producing its own remarkable varieties of rice since the 16th Century.

Nutty, nutritional and sweet, Camargue rices are perfect for stuffings, soups, pilafs, puddings and salads.

Our range of Camargue rices includes black rice and red rice, as well as rice mixes that include dried chestnuts and dried legumes.

This vibrant salad is inspired by the Middle Eastern tabbouleh, and makes perfect use of The Essential Ingredient Camargue Rice and Dried Chestnut mix.

Just the thing for your next BBQ!


Serves 4
1 cup The Essential Ingredient Camargue Rice with Chestnuts View
4 tomatoes, diced
1/2 red onion, finely diced
1 bunch each of parsley and mint, chopped
2 tsp Aleppo Pepper Flakes View
2 tbsp The Essential Ingredient Red Wine Vinegar View
2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 cup The Essential Ingredient Extra Virgin Olive Oil View
Salt and pepper to taste

Place the rice and 1.5 cups cold water in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer, then cover and cook for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and leave (with the lid in place) for a further 2 minutes.

Spread the rice over a tray and let it cool for at least ten minutes.

Combine the diced tomatoes, diced red onion, finely chopped herbs, Aleppo pepper and warm rice in a bowl.

Mix lemon juice, red wine vinegar and olive oil, then stir through salad. Season well with salt and pepper. Top with a little more mint, then serve with grilled meat, fish or vegetables.

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