Curry Rice Salad request

Discussion in 'Food and nutrition' started by Alexis, Jul 25, 2005.

  1. Alexis

    Alexis Guest

    Natural Pantry (a natural-foods grocery store here in Anchorage) makes
    an excellent cold "Curry Rice" salad in their deli, and I'd like to
    duplicate it. I've googled recipies (both on the web and in this ng)
    and found dozens of variations, but none that are really what I get at
    this store. I went in today and chatted with the deli chef, and she
    gave me some ideas of what was in it, but only sort of. I could
    trial-and-error it, and probably get it pretty close, but by this time
    of summer my finances don't support a lot of trial-and-error in the
    kitchen with ingredients. So, if anyone can help out, it would be
    *much* appreciated.

    Here's what I know of what's in the salad:

    brown rice
    green onion
    curry powder
    red bell pepper
    garlic (maybe, I think I can taste it)
    oil (not sure what kind though)
    honey (I think. She either said that the moisture was "oil with honey"
    or "oil, Honey."
    almond slivers

    I know I could put all of these things together and come up with
    something similar -- but, like I said, I'd like to start with a recipe.
    All of the "curried rice" recipies I've found so far have been made
    with "steamed rice" (none that specified brown rice, but I don't know
    if that's significant) and included either mayo or yogurt (neither of
    which are in this one, I asked) and none have included celery, red
    pepper, or green onion.

    So, anyone have a tried-and-true cold curried rice salad recipe that
    looks like it could work?