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Jasmine Rice with Tomatoes and Cornichons
© John Kernick

Jasmine Rice with Tomatoes and Cornichons

  • ACTIVE: 15 MIN
  • SERVINGS: 10
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  1. 1/2 pound sugar snap peas, trimmed
  2. 3 cups jasmine rice
  3. 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  4. 6 tablespoons rice vinegar
  5. 1 pint yellow or red cherry tomatoes, halved
  6. 1/2 cup thinly sliced cornichons
  7. 1 cup chopped basil
  8. Salt and freshly ground pepper
  1. In a saucepan of boiling salted water, blanch the snap peas until crisp-tender; using a slotted spoon, transfer to a plate and let cool.
  2. Add the rice to the boiling water and cook, stirring a few times, until just tender, 15 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water; spread the rice out on a baking sheet and let dry for 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large serving bowl, whisk the oil with the vinegar. Cut the snap peas into 1/2-inch pieces and add them to the dressing along with the rice, cherry tomatoes, cornichons and basil. Toss well, season with salt and pepper and serve.