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Jamie Oliver rice salad: bowl of colourful rice salad

Jamie Oliver's Rice Salad

Prepacked rice salad, like potato salad and coleslaw, is really popular but largely miserable and bland. Have a go at this recipe and you won't go back to buying tubs from the supermarket. First, feel free to play with different rice grains - they have a variety of tastes, colours and textures, which can be a bonus in a rice salad, so have a look around when you're shopping. The big thing to remember, though, is to use good olive oil, a touch of lemon juice, and to get some spice and sweetness into the salad with chilli and roasted red peppers (you can use sun-dried tomatoes if you don't have any peppers). You'll have a salad that looks and tastes great. Best eaten at room temperature rather than straight from the fridge. (This recipe has not been tested by the Chatelaine Test Kitchen.)