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  2. Rice Salad With Pesto (Italy)

  3. Recipe By : Italy Today: Beautiful Cookbook*

  4. Serving Size : 6 Preparation Time :

  5. Categories : Poultry

  6. Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method -- -- --

  7. **FOR THE SALAD**

  8. 2 cups arborio rice

  9. OR long-grain white rice

  10. 12 cherry tomatoes -- stemmed

  11. 12 gaeta olives

  12. OR other mediterranean-style

  13. small black olives -- pitted and halved

  14. 1/2 pound mozzarella cheese -- diced

  15. **FOR THE PESTO**

  16. 1 cup lightly packed fresh basil leaves

  17. 1/4 cup pine nuts

  18. 1/4 cup grated pecorino cheese

  19. 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

  20. 4 cloves garlic -- chopped

  21. 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

  22. salt and freshly ground pepper

  23. To make the salad, bring a saucepan filled with lightly salted water to a

  24. boil and add the rice. Cook until tender yet firm to the bite, about 15

  25. minutes. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup (4 fl oz/120 ml) of the water, and spread

  26. the rice on a kitchen towel to dry and cool.

  27. Transfer the rice to a salad bowl and add the tomatoes, olives and mozzarella.

  28. To make the pesto, in a blender, combine the basil, pine nuts, pecorino and Parmesan cheeses, garlic, oil and a little salt and pepper. Blend to form a

  29. dense cream. Thin with the reserved rice water.

  30. Pour the pesto dressing over the rice, mix well and let stand for at least

  31. 30 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to blend.

  32. 1-l/

  33. 4 pounds (600 g) linguine

  34. and toss the sauce with the noodles (thin with reserved pasta water, if

  35. necessary). The salad can be prepared several hours beforehand and kept in

  36. the refrigerator, but should be brought to room temperature before serving.

  37. If the cherry tomatoes are large, cut them in half

  38. Notes: Insalata di Riso Al Pesto. Here is a summer dish that uses pesto-the

  39. traditional sauce of Liguria-in an untraditional way. *Recipe from ITALY

  40. TODAY THE BEAUTIFUL COOKBOOK by Lorenaz de'Medici Plotkin

  41. (CollinsPublishers 1997) ISBN: 0-00-225053-5. >Book reviewed by

  42. 97/ kitpath

  43. 8/28/98 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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