Rice salad with radish, spring onion and avocado

Ingredients

For the rice:

  • 250g sushi rice
  • 4tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2tsp sugar

For the dressing:

  • 3tbsp yuzu or freshly
    squeezed lime juice
  • 3tbsp tamari or soy sauce
  • 2tbsp toasted sesame
    oil
  • 2tbsp sunflower oil or
    grapeseed oil
  • 1tbsp grated root ginger

For the salad:

  • 200g radishes, thinly
    sliced
  • 1 bunch
    spring onions,
    thinly sliced
  • 2 large avocados, flesh
    diced
  • 3tbsp toasted sesame
    seeds

Method

Yuzu is a citrus fruit used in
Japanese
dishes that has an intense acidity and potent zing -
somewhere
between lime and grapefruit
on
the mouth-puckering
scale. The
bottled
juice is available in larger supermarkets or Asian
supermarkets. If
you can't find it, use freshly 

squeezed lime juice
instead. Sushi rice is slightly sticky,
but long-grain white or
brown rice or short-grain brown rice
would also work.

  1. Rinse the rice well under cold water, then
    place in a pan with 1 litre cold water and a pinch of salt.
    Bring
    to the boil, stir, cover with a lid and simmer for
    10-15

    minutes, or until just tender
    but still slightly
    firm (don't
    overcook or it will become
    sticky). Drain off excess
    liquid, cover the pan with a tea towel
    and set aside.
  2. Mix together the vinegar, sugar and
    1/2tsp
    salt. Pour this over the
    still-warm rice and gently fold
    through using a fork. Leave to cool
    completely. (This can be
    prepared the day before, then spread on a
    plate and kept
    covered in the fridge.)
  3. Mix all of the dressing ingredients
    together and set aside. To
    assemble the salad, combine the
    rice with all but a quarter of the
    radishes and spring onions.
    Divide between 6 bowls and top with the
    avocado, and remaining
    radishes and spring onions. Spoon over the
    dressing and
    scatter with sesame seeds.  

Photographs: Jonathan Gregson | Food preparation and styling: Rosie Reynolds
| Table styling: Joanna Harris

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