Jasmine rice is a traditional Thai rice variety and one of the so-called aromatic rices, which have a distinctive nutty flavor. If you can’t find jasmine, substitute basmati, Texmati, or pecan rice.
- 1⅓ cups jasmine rice
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup plain fat-free yogurt
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon light mayonnaise
- 1 cup crumbled feta cheese (3 ounces)
- 3 tablespoons minced fresh dill
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 2 Granny Smith apples, cut into ½-inch cubes
- ⅓ cup hulled pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
- ⅓ cup raisins
1. In a medium saucepan, cook the rice according to package directions, using ¼ teaspoon of the salt.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together the yogurt, lemon juice, mayonnaise, feta cheese, dill, mint, and the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt.
3. Add the rice and fluff with a fork. Add the tomatoes, apples, pumpkin seeds, and raisins, and toss to combine. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Makes 4 servings.
Nutrition per serving: 470 calories, 11g total fat (4g saturated), 4g dietary fiber, 80g carbohydrate, 14g protein, 475mg sodium.
A good source of: riboflavin, vitamin B12.
Also see Thai-Style Beef and Noodle Salad.