Monday, June 22, 2009

virginia's rice salad

the rice salad recipe I am presenting today is from my friend neighbour Virginia! 

All what it takes is following for 8 persons:

500 g riso gallo for rice salads (available in Manor)
400 g cherry tomatoes
2 big grilled and skinless red peppers
250 g of high quality tuna in a can
3-4 tbs ofextra vergine olive oil
1 little bag of safran
20 g of Pantelleria cappers in a can
fresh basel and parsley as much as you want

also possible to add pickled gherkin or pearl onion as you feel..

rice to be boiled in salted water , add safran while boiling.

Pour off the rice and let it cool off shortly under cold water, add olive oil and all the rest of the ingredients mentioned above.

Put the rice bowl in the fridge for one hour, add more basel leaves and other kind of herbs before serving!

Enjoy this wonderful summer dish with your friends;-)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

my new basilico plant!

I always wanted to have a basilico plant on my terrace, especially now with the summer season it is the best way to decorate your Caprese plates  - tomato, mozzarella, extra vergine olive oil, aceto balsamico and on top of it a couple of basilico leaves!

What a fine fresh taste!