One of our obsessions at the moment is Iarb - a popular Thai salad using minced meat, tossed with a simple dressing of lime juice and fish sauce. Sometimes, glass noodles are added to make a meal of the dish. We created a much healthier version, using Mekhala's Energy Rice, and substituting mushrooms for meat.
(Serves 2-4 Persons)
1 Cup Mekhala Energy Rice, rinsed
500gm Portobello or Swiss Brown Mushrooms, diced
1 Tspn Rice Bran/Vegetable Oil
150gm Salad Leaves
1 Packed Cup Mint Leaves
1 Packed Cup Coriander Leaves
1 Handful Cherry Tomatoes, halved
1 Small Japanese Cumber, thinly sliced
2 Small Asian Shallots, finely sliced
4 Tblspn Lime Juice
4 Tblspn Fish Sauce (or to taste. for vegetarian sauce, substitute with tamari)
1. Cook rice in a cooker or pot and allow to cool when cooked.
2. Heat oil in a wok, then cook mushrooms
3. Mix lime juice and fish sauce to make dressing.
3. In a large salad bowl, toss all the ingredients with the dressing.