Walnut & Roast Pumpkin Salad

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Looking for a delicious and healthy salad idea? Combined with black rice, this walnut and roast pumpkin salad is vegetarian and vegan friendly!

Black Rice Microwave Pouch – 250g

Black Rice Microwave Pouch – 250g

SunRice Black Rice is beautifully silky in texture and has a lovely vibrant colour. This rice is a nutritious and delicious wholegrain rice which is gluten free as well as a source of protein, energy and fibre. Ready in only 90 seconds, this rice type is a great as a base for a quick and easy meal base, it is perfect for using in rice salads. The SunRice microwave range delivers tasty whole grains cooked to perfection. The SunRice microwave range uses special heat technology and has no added colours, flavours or preservatives. SunRice, proudly Australian owned since 1950. Perfect for lunch or dinner. All rice is naturally gluten free.

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This recipe was originally designed for 6 people. Amended serving sizes for 1, 2, 4, and 8 people are intended to serve as general guidance only. Cooking times may need to be adjusted to suit your amended serving size.
  • 1 cup SunRice Black Rice

  • 650 g Butternut Pumpkin (peeled, seeded and cut into 4cm pieces)

  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil

  • 1 cup Walnuts (coarsely chopped, toasted)

  • 4 Green Onions (finely sliced)

  • 1 cup Pomegranate Seeds

Black Rice

Black rice is treasured for its nutritional values, exquisite burgundy-purple colour when cooked, chewy texture and a rich, nutty flavour. It creates a striking contrast in any dish and is often prepared as a dessert, such as black rice pudding.


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Hint of Sweetness

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  • Bring a large pot of water to the boil. Add rice and boil for 30 minutes or until cooked. Drain and cool.

  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 200C. Place pumpkin on an oven tray lined with baking paper. Drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat. Roast for 20 minutes or until tender. Cool.

  • Place rice, pumpkin, walnuts, green onions and pomegranate seeds in a serving bowl and toss gently to combine.

  • Place rice, pumpkin, walnuts, green onions and pomegranate seeds in a serving bowl and toss gently to combine.

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