Gypsies' singing rice salad

Prep Time: 10  Cooking Time: 15  Yields: 8


1 cup cooked brown basmati rice 1 cup cooked white basmati rice
1 medium red onion, chopped
2 stalks celery, diced
1 cup parsley, chopped
1/2 cup white sesame seeds, toasted
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds, toasted
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Put cooked rice in a steaming basket for 10 minutes to re-energize it if it was leftover or prepare rice following the basic rice recipe.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Add olive oil and black pepper. Mix well.
  • Add zest to it by squeezing half a lemon and adding 1/3 cup chopped mint leaves.