“I LOVE RICE SALADS BECAUSE THEY’RE EASY AND YOU CAN LOAD THEM UP WITH GOOD STUFF.”
The much-loved pantry staple, rice, takes centre stage this month in our Sides feature (p52). Not only is rice versatile, but it’s gluten-free, rich in minerals such as calcium and iron, low in fat, and a great source of energy as it’s jam-packed with carbohydrates and protein. All our stunning side dishes are speedy, one-pot and good for you, too! The Warm Broccoli, Avocado and Smoked Almond Rice Salad (p54) uses white Doongara rice, which is a variety that’s grown exclusively in Australia and can be found in supermarkets. It has a glycaemic index of 54, giving it a low-gi status, which means you’ll feel fuller for longer.