Nutty Rice Salad

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Healthy lunch box ideas! Here’s our deliciously nutty rice salad, which is super easy to prep, and combines brown rice, sweet juicy corn, fresh rocket with apricots, coconut flakes, chopped hazelnuts and pistachios. We’re serving it in our fave bento box. Vegan, glutenfree, dairyfree and packed full of goodness!

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  • Prep: 30mins

  • Easy

  • Serves 2

  • Vegan

  • Dairy Free

  • Gluten Free


100g brown rice
160g frozen peas
160g sweetcorn
2 handfuls rocket
80g dried apricots
20g flaked coconut
40g hazelnuts
30g pistachios

1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp lime juice
1 tsp syrup
¼ – ½ tsp cayenne pepper
Salt and black pepper


  1. Soak the brown rice overnight or at least 8 hours by covering the rice with filtered water, placing a lid on the jar and then rinsing before use. After soaking, cook the rice according to packet instructions, adding the peas for the final 5 minutes. Allow to cool.
  2. Put all the dressing ingredients in a jar and shake until well mixed. Seasoning to taste with salt and black pepper.
  3. Chop the apricots, hazelnuts and pistachios and add to a large mixing bowl with the cooked rice and peas, sweetcorn, rocket and coconut. Pour over the dressing and mix well
  4. Serve the salad warm or enjoy cold over the next couple of days.

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