Red Rice Spring Salad with Sweet Delicate Broad Beans

Red Rice Spring Salad
This is a beautiful fresh tasting salad that I make every spring when broad beans and asparagus are brand new for the season.  Broad beans are loved by few and detested by many due to memories of overcooked tasteless rubbery grey globules.  I know of keen vegetable gardeners that grow broad beans and then give them away to the neighbour across the fence.  They don’t know what they are missing out on…… as broad beans don’t have to be rubbery or tasteless.  Along with Brussels sprouts, it is all in the preparation and cooking.  Treated right, broad beans are sweet, delicate morsels tasting of peas and cucumbers. Continue reading