The ingredients quantity can be altered up to your taste. You can also skip some ingredients you don’t like and adjust to your own favorite pickles. Each family has its own mix of ingredients in Italy, this is my daddy’s recipe.
- 500 gr rice ( short grain one)
- 20 cherry tomatoes
- tuna can ( 150 gr)
- 20 green olives
- roasted peppers 400 gr ( I usually buy them ready to be eaten)
- peas can ( 280 gr)
- corn can ( 200 gr)
- oregano and fresh basil
- 3 spoons olive oil
- 1 spoon balsamic vinegar
1. Boil the water with some salt in it and cook the rice following the directions in the box. Arborio or Carnaroli rice usually takes about 20 min to be fully cooked.
2. In the meanwhile, open all the cans and toss what they contained in a strainer and wash everything with cold water. Grab a big bowl and cut the tomatoes, peppers and olives in smaller pieces. Seasons everything with some oregano and fresh basil,3 spoons olive oil and 1 spoon balsamic vinegar. Add the rice, mix everything and it’s ready!
If you keep the bowl inside the fridge, it will last up to thee days without problems.