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Meera Sodha’s forbidden rice salad with blistered Tenderstem and miso dressing

This delicious vegan salad dish offers the healthy crunch of Tenderstem and mixed greens, drizzled with a zingy miso dressing

Serves 6

Prep Time 20 min

Cooking Time 30 min


For the salad

  • 300g black Venus rice
  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil 
  • 200g Tenderstem®
  • 150g mangetout
  • ¼ red cabbage (around 200g), shredded
  • 150g mixed radishes, topped, tailed and thinly sliced
  • 150g edamame beans, defrosted
  • 1 avocado, cut into wedges at the last minute

For the dressing

  • 60g cashews
  • 1cm ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 3½ tbsp white miso
  • 2 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 3½ tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp brown rice syrup (or maple)


  1. Place the rice in a large pan, cover with plenty of water and bring to a boil. Once boiling, turn the heat down to a simmer and cook for 18 minutes until tender. Drain, using a sieve then place the sieve over the saucepan, cover with a tea-towel and leave to one side.
  2. Next, make the dressing. Place all the ingredients for the dressing in a blender with 100ml of water and blend. Leave to one side. Taste and adjust the lemon or miso as you wish.
  3. For the vegetables, heat 1½ tbsp of rapeseed oil in a large frying pan over a medium to high heat. Once hot add the Tenderstem® and cook for 2 minutes. Then add a splash of water (around 3 tbsp), toss and cover with the lid. Cook for 5 minutes or until tender, then transfer to a plate. Add another drizzle of oil to the pan and when hot, add the mangetout. Cook for a couple of minutes until nicely blistered, then add to the plate.
  4. To assemble the salad, place the cooked rice in a large serving bowl. Layer over the red cabbage, Tenderstem® and mangetout, followed by the raw radishes, edamame and avocado. Drizzle over the dressing, mix and serve.

Nutrition per serving

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399 16g 14g 2.2g 8.4g 5.6g 1.5g 110mg 46g 3.8mg

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