I love a good bowl of rice.
It's even better when there are plenty of goodies in the rice, as in this Wellness Kitchen recipe.
Serve it by itself with a tossed green salad on the side, or let it take its place as a fancy side dish beside a nice grilled chicken breast or steak.
Either way, it's sure to guarantee a simply delicious supper.
Yield: 4 servings
1 1/3 cups jasmine rice
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup plain fat-free yogurt
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon light mayonnaise
3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
3 tablespoons minced fresh dill
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
2 Granny Smith apples, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/3 cup hulled pumpkin seeds
1/3 cup raisins
In a medium saucepan, cook the rice according to package directions, using 1/2 teaspoon of the salt.
In a large bowl, whisk together the yogurt, lemon juice, mayonnaise, feta cheese, dill, mint, and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt.
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.