Rice Cookers Recipes

Puttanesca Rice Salad

Zojirushi Recipe – Puttanesca Rice Salad

Here's a rice salad recipe that’s well balanced, with a hint of sourness, sweetness, saltiness and bitterness, with the rice providing some sweetness. It's great as a side or a quick appetizer. Just look at the ingredients; is your mouth watering already?

            	Puttanesca Rice Salad  Ingredients

Ingredients (serves 4-6):
To Cook in the Rice Cooker

  • 1 cup (rice measuring cup) long grain white rice
  • Water to fill to water level 1 for “LONG GRAIN WHITE,” or 1-1/4 cups (rice measuring cup)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
To Add to Cooked, Cooled Rice:

  • 2 Tbsp. sundried tomatoes, soaked in hot water for 10 minutes, liquid squeezed and roughly chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. capers, roughly chopped
  • 6 fillets anchovies, finely chopped
  • 10 pitted black and green olives, sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh baby spinach and/or baby arugula leaves
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
To Add Before Serving:

  • 1 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice

              Puttanesca Rice Salad Step 1

Measure rice accurately using the measuring cup that came with your rice cooker. Rinse rice quickly once, drain and place in the inner cooking pan. 

              Puttanesca Rice Salad Step 2
Add water to the corresponding water level for “LONG GRAIN WHITE,” or as listed in the ingredients. Add salt to the inner cooking pan and mix well from the bottom. Cook the rice using the “LONG GRAIN WHITE” (if available), or the “MIXED” setting.

              Puttanesca Rice Salad Step 3

When rice completes cooking, gently fluff the rice with rice spatula and spread out onto a large plate. Refrigerate to cool, about 30 minutes.

              Puttanesca Rice Salad Step 4

When rice cools, add remaining ingredients except lemon juice and toss gently.

              Puttanesca Rice Salad Step 5

Refrigerate for another 20-30 minutes for flavors to combine. Immediately before serving, add lemon juice and lightly toss to combine. Enjoy!