Experience the vibrant flavours of the Mediterranean with this tantalizing Mediterranean Platter featuring Oregano Lemon USA Rice Croutons. This delightful platter combines an assortment of fresh and savoury ingredients, including colourful vegetables, creamy dips, tangy olives, and crispy rice croutons infused with the zesty flavours of oregano and lemon.
Perfect for entertaining guests or enjoying a light and satisfying meal, this Mediterranean Platter is sure to impress with its array of textures and tastes. Get ready to embark on a culinary journey to the sunny shores of the Mediterranean with every bite of this delicious and nutritious platter.
Mediterranean Platter with Oregano Lemon USA Rice CroutonsCourse: Food u0026amp; Recipes
2 cups cooked USA Rice (any variety), cooled and cubed
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
Zest of 1 lemon
Salt and pepper to taste
Assorted fresh vegetables (such as cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, bell
peppers, carrots, and radishes), sliced
Feta cheese, crumbled
Fresh herbs (such as parsley, dill, or mint) for garnish
Pita bread or pita chips for serving
- Prepare the Oregano Lemon USA Rice Croutons: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). In a mixing bowl, toss the cooked USA Rice cubes with olive oil, dried oregano, lemon zest, salt, and pepper until evenly coated. Spread the seasoned rice cubes in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the rice cubes are golden and crispy, stirring halfway through to ensure even cooking. Once done, remove from the oven and set aside to cool slightly.
- Assemble the Mediterranean Platter: Arrange the sliced fresh vegetables, such as cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, carrots, and radishes, on a large serving platter or tray. Place dollops of hummus and tzatziki sauce in small bowls or ramekins and arrange them on the platter alongside the vegetables. Scatter Kalamata olives and crumbled feta cheese over the platter for added flavour and visual appeal. Garnish with fresh herbs, such as parsley, dill, or mint, for a pop of colour and freshness.
- Serve and Enjoy: Once the Oregano Lemon USA Rice Croutons have cooled slightly, arrange them on the platter alongside the other ingredients. Serve the Mediterranean Platter with pita bread or pita chips on the side for dipping and scooping. Encourage guests to assemble their own bites by combining their favourite vegetables, dips, olives, cheese, and crispy rice croutons. Enjoy this vibrant and delicious Mediterranean Platter as a starter, appetizer, or light meal, and savour the flavours of the Mediterranean in every bite!