Saturday night I asked my Mom what she had planned for dinner and she answered that her and my Dad were going out, so I would be alone; she thought I knew. Radishes and eggs, I thought at first, would be my dinner. But then I started thinking and decided to boil some black rice. I made a fresh salad with some veggies and crumbled feta cheese, stuffed it into fresh and crunchy lettuce leaves and dressed it with a lemon, oil and mustard vinaigrette.
If summer has come for you too, there is no good reason not to try this recipe!
VEGGIE LETTUCE "BURRITOS"
- cooked red rice
- feta cheese
- grated carrots (I used one)
- thinly sliced radishes (I used about 6)
- 1 small tomato cut into cubes
- chopped chives
- lettuce leaves (washed and dried)
- 1 tsp mustard
- 1 + 1/2 tsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
- pinch of salt
I am not giving any measurements here, it really depends on how many people you are feeding, if you are using it as an appetizer or as a main, if you like more veggies or more rice...
Cook the rice and let it cool. Mix it with grated carrots, radishes and chives; add the crumbled feta cheese and fill the lettuce leaves with the rice salad.
Make a vinaigrette with mustard, lemon juice, olive oil and salt. Dress the rice salad (already in the lettuce leaves) with a few drops of the mustard vinaigrette. Wrap and eat (preferably with your hands!).