Friday, May 20, 2011

Sunshine and Healthy Food for Kids

It's picnic season! Yummy foods served to a group of young people is sure to be devoured and appreciated in short order. Sometimes it's fun to 'kick it up a notch' and provide something different than the expected. So recently, along with traditional sandwiches and potato salad, I made Golden Summerhill Roasted Potatoes and Rice, Basil, and Sun-dried Tomato Salad with Daylilies. Yikes! I wasn't sure if the kids would eat foods with flowers in them, but both dishes were a great success and seconds were taken all around.

Rice, Basil, & Sun-dried Tomato Salad with Daylilies

4 cups cooked rice, chilled if there is time
2 cups green peas, frozen and thawed
1 sweet onion, chopped
1/2 cup celery, diced
1/2 - 3/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, diced
1/2 cup Veganaise
1 - 4 oz. can chopped olives
1 large handful sweet basil, torn
salt to taste
drizzle of olive oil

In a large bowl, mix cooked rice and other ingredients. Stir until well blended, adding additional Veganaise if moisture is needed. Spoon into a large serving container. Garnish with daylilies and celery leaves. Chill until ready to serve.

1 comment:

  1. Oh yum! I am definately going to try this one. But I have to say--I am afraid of the Daylily, so I think I will keep them in the garden instead....
    Thank you for another wonderful recipe! :)