Wild rice, prawn and mango salad

Wild rice, prawn and mango salad

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Something for Everyone
Serves
4
Photographer
Ben Dearnley

You can use either wild rice for this salad or a rice blend, such as a mix of black, brown and red rice. These rices have quite a diverse nutritional profile (wild rice is actually a species of grass, not a true rice), so they’re great to include in your child’s diet.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
285g wild rice
or 285g coloured rice blend
1 tablespoon olive oil
or 1 tablespoon rice bran oil
20 raw prawns, peeled and deveined, tails intact
2 spring onions, shredded
2 large handfuls coriander leaves
1 lebanese cucumber, halved lengthways and thinly sliced
1 mango, peeled, stone removed and flesh sliced
1 long red chilli, seeded and finely chopped, (optional)
1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted

Sesame dressing

Quantity Ingredient
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
3 teaspoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon soy sauce
or 1 teaspoon tamari
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons olive oil

Method

  1. To make the sesame dressing, mix together all of the ingredients in a small bowl until well combined. Set aside.
  2. Cook the rice according to the packet instructions. Transfer to a serving platter and set aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over high heat. Add the prawns and cook for 3 minutes, turning occasionally, until cooked through.
  4. To serve, top the rice with the spring onion, coriander, cucumber, mango and chilli (if using). Add the prawns, then drizzle over the sesame dressing and sprinkle with the toasted sesame seeds.

Tip

  • If you can’t source fresh mango, peach and papaya are both lovely alternatives in this salad.

Baby’s serve

  • For a younger baby, blend some cooked prawns, rice, mango and coriander until smooth, adding as much liquid (water or your baby’s milk) as needed to achieve the desired consistency. For an older baby, chop the prawns (remove the tails) and serve with rice, mango and cucumber.

Toddler’s serve

  • Prepare as for an older baby. Serve the spring onion, coriander and dressing according to your child’s preferences.
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