I’m not a great cook but I do like to experiment in the kitchen and often find that the best recipes happen totally by accident. This delicious zesty green bean and feta rice salad came about as I had some leftover rice that I wanted to do something to that would make it interesting enough to take along to a BBQ we’d been invited to.
I only used what I had in (hence the green beans instead of the peas that I had thought of using first) and considering how delicious his was and how many compliments I got on it, I think it worked out really well.
Zesty green bean and feta rice salad
600g (ish) cooked rice
1 small block feta cheese
A tin of green beans
A glug of olive oil
Some fresh mint from the garden
- Chop the feta cheese into small cubes and add to the rice.
- Open the tin of green beans and if they’re not already sliced then slice them down to small pieces before adding them to the rice too.
- Finely chop some fresh mint and add that to the rice. I used about ten leaves which was lovely but the mint didn’t come through in the finished dish as much as I’d have liked so you can use more if you want it mintier.
- Add the juice of the lime and a glug of olive oil and give it a good mix.
- Pop your finished rice salad in the fridge for at least an hour to let the flavours develop.
I’ve added a new blog category called ‘Love your Leftovers’ because there are so many ways to reduce food waste – one of which is to use your leftovers to make something else. I’ll try and get around to adding some of the recipes I’ve already shared to that category when I get chance and hopefully, I’ll be sharing more ideas each week!
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