Emma’s Bites – Rice Salad 😋

So this week I thought I would share one of my favourite recipes for lunch. This is actually a Delia smIth recipe that my Mother in Law introduced me too.
It lasts a few days when left in the fridge, I make it then refrigerate and we help ourselves through the week. Perfect if you ask me. Or it’s a nice addition to a bbq.
Ok for this you will need:
Spring onion
Red pepper
Balsamic vinegar
Olive oil
Water (1 pint boiling water)

Get pan and heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil before you add the rice and the water. Don’t miss the oil, I did, don’t make my mistake. It basically stops it all sticking together. Who knew 🤷🏻‍♀️ lol!

While that is cooking, make your vinaigrette dressing. Get a jug and add a teaspoon of salt, 1 garlic clove, 1 teaspoon mustard powder, 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, 2/3 turns of black pepper and 6 tablespoons olive oil. Stir it up and then add to so,etching with a lid to give it a good shake.

Once that is done go and chop your apple, pepper, cucumber (use about 2 inches), spring onions (3) and set aside until your rice is done and cooled.

Once your rice is cool fluff it up with a fork and add the ingredients plus 1 oz currents, pour over your dressing and give it a really good mixup. Then serve or store in the fridge to eat as and when you want to.

Hope you enjoy this as much as we do. You can also add walnuts for a crunch if you want.
Don’t forget to tag me if you make any of my dishes I write about, over on Instagram @dyspraxicdomesticatedmummy
Much love

By Admin

I am Mrs Shep aka Emma. Mum of boys. I suffer for FND and I also have dyslexia and dyspraxia. I chat about everything from baby loss and (sen) parenting to general life stuff. I even through in some meal ideas and recipes sometimes too!


  1. Ooo very nice! I might do this later. Fed up of sandwiches if I’m honest. If I make some of this and some chicken breast then that’s lunch sorted!

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