Such a pretty salad, plus it is a cold rice salad, full of delectable ingredients, this would be great paired with Key Lime Chicken (recipe here)
4 cups water
2 cups uncooked white rice
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
4 teaspoons grated orange peel
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
30 cherry tomatoes, halved
7 small pickling cucumbers, diced (about 4 cups)
1 cup sliced green onions
1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
16 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
Bring 4 cups water, rice, and salt to boil in heavy medium saucepan over high heat, stirring occasionally.
Reduce heat to low; cover and cook until rice is tender and water is absorbed, about 20 minutes.
Uncover saucepan and cook rice over very low heat until dry, about 5 minutes. Transfer rice to large bowl and cool to room temperature.
Whisk orange juice and next 5 ingredients in small bowl to blend.
Add halved tomatoes, cucumbers, green onions, mint, and feta to rice in large bowl. Add dressing; toss to blend.
DO AHEAD Can be made 8 hours ahead; cover and refrigerate. Bring to room temperature and toss before serving.
Recipe by Rozanne Gold
Photograph by Brian Leatart