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Quinoa and Brown Rice Salad



8 portion(s)

  • 1200 g water
  • 1 tablespoon vegie stock paste
  • 300 g brown rice
  • 50 g quinoa, (White, tri-colour - any type)
  • 40 g sunflower seeds
  • 60 g Unsalted Cashew nuts (raw or roasted), (sub for almonds if preferable)
  • 15 g sesame seeds
  • 135 g carrot, (1 large or 2 small - weight not specific)
  • 100 g red capsicum, quartered, (aprox 1/2 a capsicum use more if you'd like)
  • 3 shallots, Chopped into quarters
  • 1 Lebanese cucumber, small/medium size
  • 40 g Baby Spinich, ! large handful
  • 20 g Fresh Flat Leaf Parsely, 1 handful
  • 5-7 leaves fresh basil


  • 45 g olive oil
  • 20 g sesame oil
  • 20 g tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 juice of 1 lemon
  • 10 g Caramelised Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic

Recipe's preparation

  1. 1. Pour 1200g water into Thermomix bowl. Add vegie stock past and put lid onto the bowl/jug.

    2. Place rice basket on top of Thermomix lid and weigh in the rice.

    3. Make a small well in the rice and weigh quinoa into the well - (this avoids loosing to much quinoa in the rinsing process)

    4. Rinse well under tap with warm water. Place rice basket into Thermomix and cook. 20 mins/ 100 degrees / speed 3 (dont worry if you lose some quinoa in the rinsing process. 


    5. When finished Place rice and quinoa mixture into a bowl to cool - set aside. Wash and dry bowl. 

  2. 6. Place seeds and nuts into a dry bowl and toast. 7 mins /Varoma /reverse/ Slow speed. Once finished ... Set aside

    7. Without washing bowl add carrot, shallots capsicum and Chop. 4 second / speed 5. Tip into cooled rice.

    8. Without washing bowl add cucumber, baby spinach, basil and parsley. Chop 1 second/ speed 5. Check, scrape down sides and chop again if necessary. 


    9. Tip seeds and nuts into the salad bowl.  

  3. Dressing:
  4. 10. Chop garlic clove 2 seconds/ speed 6 - Scrape sides and repeat

    11. Add all other dressing ingredients, mix 20 seconds / speed 3


    12. Pour half of dressing over rice and stir through. Let sit for 10 mins to absorb. Stop here if you would prefer less dressing. If you would like a richer flavour add the rest of the dressing and stir through again.


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* When cooking the rice and quinoa you could be steaming some chicken pieces.

* Omit or add things into this recipe that best suit your family. It is very adaptable.

* Can be nut and seed free - just leave them out. 

* Lovely meal to take to a BBQ or for work lunches. 

* Tastes great with tinned tuna stirred through. 



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  • Yum, thanks for sharing. Had to use rocket as had...

    Submitted by Kok3 on 4. January 2018 - 16:56.

    Yum, thanks for sharing. Had to use rocket as had no spinach. Will add tuna next time as suggested

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