Kaatu Yaanam Red Rice Salad


1 cup Kaatu Yaanam red rice

1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

1 red bell pepper, diced

1 yellow bell pepper, diced

1/2 red onion, diced

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

1/4 cup chopped fresh mint

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

1/4 cup olive oil

3 tbsp red wine vinegar

Salt and pepper to taste


  • Rinse the Kaatu Yaanam red rice in cold water and soak it in water for 30 minutes.
  • In a pot, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Drain the soaked rice and add it to the pot. Stir in some salt and cover the pot with a lid.
  • Reduce the heat to low and let the rice cook for 20-25 minutes or until tender.
  • In a large bowl, combine the cooked rice, chickpeas, diced bell peppers, and diced red onion.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, and pepper. Pour the dressing over the rice mixture and toss to combine.
  • Add the chopped parsley, mint, and cilantro to the bowl and toss again.
  • Serve the salad at room temperature or chilled.

Electric cooker method:

Wash and clean the rice. Set the timer for half an hour in Electric rice cooker.

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