Curried Peach Rice Salad

This is a perfect accompaniment to a good old-fashioned South African Braai (or in our case a Brussels terrace BBQ)! Wikipedia tells us that *braai* is the Afrikaans word for barbecue or grill and is considered a social custom in SA (um… pretty much a regular way of cooking in most households).

When confronted with a WHOLE weekend of >30degree’s in Brussels, we had to commandeer one of our friends terrace’s in order to fully enjoy the sunshine and whip out the Braai! M had just got back from 4weeks holiday in Canada, so we were really taking advantage… but HIM did the braai-ing, J brought the bread, while our very own Mr Drapper (aka My Madmen Mate) and I did the salads and organised the meats! We used paper plates… so the clean up for her was limited… but still… we were truly grateful!

I had a yearning to make a curried rice salad that I remember from my SA days… no idea who first made it, maybe my Granny or my Aunt… but this is exactly what I thought would be a great complimentary salad to the meat (Burgers, chicken kebabs and pork rashers)

Curried Peach Rice Salad

2 cups cooked rice

1 tin of peaches, drained and chopped

1 green pepper, chopped

2 sticks of celery, chopped

cup of Trim Mayonnaise/Salad dressing

Tablespoon of curry powder

  1. Mix the Trim mayonaise and curry powder and add a dash of milk to make the mixture a little runnier
  2. Mix peaches, rice, celery and green pepper
  3. Add the curried mayo

TA DA – served with other salads… and beautifully cooked meat straight off the Braai (in my case… a gorgeous hamburger… Mmmmm)

served with an asian coleslaw and a perfectly braai-ed burger

printable version available here


3 thoughts on “Curried Peach Rice Salad

  1. Lovely with a few spoons of good old South African chutney (Mrs Balls) added to the dressing to taste. Adds a delicious flavour

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