Welcome, fellow culinary adventurers! Today, we’re embarking on a journey around the world with a twist – we’ll be exploring the delightful fusion of international flavors and the magical touch of cannabis in a wholesome Rice Salad. This recipe, inspired by a Colombian kitchen, is a testament to the global appeal of this versatile ingredient. Whether you call it marijuana, pot, or weed, you’re in for a treat that’s sure to tickle your taste buds and your senses.
- 1 cup long-grain rice (jasmine or basmati works great)
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
- 1/2 cup diced cucumbers
- 1/4 cup diced red onions
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 1/4 cup diced bell peppers (any color you prefer)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1-2 tablespoons cannabis-infused olive oil (adjust to your preferred potency)
Cook the Rice:
In a medium saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil.
Add the rice, reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 18-20 minutes or until the rice is tender and the water is absorbed.
Remove from heat and fluff the rice with a fork. Allow it to cool to room temperature.
Prepare the Dressing:
In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper until well combined. This zesty dressing will add a burst of flavor to your salad.
Infuse the Olive Oil:
For the cannabis-infused olive oil, you can either purchase it pre-made from a dispensary (where legal) or make it at home. To make it at home, gently heat 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil in a saucepan over low heat. Add finely ground cannabis flower and simmer for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Strain the oil through a fine-mesh sieve to remove the plant material. Allow it to cool before using.
Assemble the Salad:
In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooled rice, diced tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, cilantro, and bell peppers.
Drizzle the cannabis-infused olive oil evenly over the salad.
Toss and Serve:
Gently toss all the ingredients until the salad is well coated with the dressing and cannabis-infused olive oil.
Taste and adjust the seasonings, adding more salt, pepper, or lemon juice if needed.
Chill and Enjoy:
Refrigerate the salad for at least an hour before serving. Chilling allows the flavors to meld together, creating a harmonious and refreshing dish.
There you have it, a globally-inspired Cannabis-Infused Rice Salad that will take your taste buds on a journey around the world! The addition of cannabis-infused olive oil adds a unique and exciting element to this classic dish. Remember to consume responsibly and in moderation, especially if you’re new to edibles.
Whether you’re enjoying this salad at a summer picnic or as a side dish for a hearty dinner, it’s sure to become a favorite in your culinary repertoire. So, gather your ingredients, embark on this international flavor adventure, and savor every bite of this delightful cannabis-infused creation!