Rice Salad with Merguez and Preserved Lemon Dressing
The rice salad can be prepared several hours ahead and served at room temperature.
Preserved lemons are a common Moroccan ingredient made from lemons that have been preserved in lemon juice and salt for several days, until very soft. Look for them at specialty food shops.
The lush fruit of a Mediterranean red wine, such as a Cabernet-Syrah from the Languedoc-Roussillon region, will match well with this spicy salad.