Sweet Potato-Rice Salad is a quick and easy fall side dish that combines rice, apricot preserves, sweet potatos, green beans, not to mention a few spices. Serve over butter lettuce leaves for the ultimate cultinary treat.
Southern Living Cooking School OCTOBER 2007
1. Prepare rice according to package directions. Let cool.
2. Whisk together apricot preserves, oil, and next 4 ingredients.
3. Bring 1 qt. water to a boil. Add sweet potato, and cook 5 minutes or just until tender. Remove potato using a slotted spoon, and place in a colander. Rinse with cold water. Add green beans to boiling water; cook 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and rinse with cold water.
4. Stir together rice, sweet potato, green beans, and cilantro in a large bowl. Add apricot preserves mixture, and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve over butter lettuce leaves.
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