Hot rice salad is a Traditional South African dish that can be served with almost any meat dish.


2 cups rice
875 ml boiling water
2 chicken or vegetable stock cubes
1 onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
30ml sunflower oil
250g bacon, sliced

1 tomato, peeled and chopped
1 red pepper, diced

2 carrots, grated
3 - 4 spring onions, sliced
5ml salt

pinch of black pepper


  • Bring your water to the boil and add your rice and stock cubes.
  • The rice must be cooked until soft but still firm.
  • Lightly fry the onion and garlic in the oil until soft.
  • Add the bacon, tomato, red pepper and carrot to the onion mixture and braise till just done.
  • Add the spring onion and season with salt and black pepper.
  • Mix the vegetable mixture and the rice lightly together with a fork.
  • Serve the rice salad hot.
Serves 14 -16


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