Guests arrive in 10 minutes, the BBQ is hot, but what sides have you prepared? This one has you covered.
2tbsp Basmati Rice, uncooked
800g Persian & English Cucumbers, Chopped and sliced
4 tbsp Lime Juice
1 tbsp Rice Vinegar
2 tbsp Fish Sauce (substitute vegan if required)
2 tbsp Sesame Oil
2 Green Chillies, finely chopped
1 tbsp Demerara Sugar
Fresh Coriander & Mint (or any garden soft herbs)
1. Toast the rice over a medium heat in a dry pan, once it turns light golden and smells nutty, remove, cool a little then blitz to the texture of coarse sand. Set aside.
2. Add the cucumbers to a large bowl. In a smaller bowl, whisk all the remaining ingredients aside from the herbs.
3. Spoon over the cucumbers, toss into a large bowl, fork through the herbs and sprinkle with the toasted rice. Serve with 3 minutes to spare (time for a glass of wine…)