YieldsMakes 6 servings
Notes: Other suitable blue flowers are chive and sage blossoms. Garnish salad with herb sprigs of the flower you choose.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

In a 3- to 4-quart pan over high heat, bring rice, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 2 cups water to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer until rice is tender to bite, about 20 minutes. Scrape rice into a wide shallow bowl, fluff with a fork, and let stand until cool, about 30 minutes.

Step 2
2

Meanwhile, in an 8- to 10-inch frying pan over medium heat, frequently stir walnuts with 1 tablespoon oil until nuts are golden beneath skins, about 5 minutes.

Step 3
3

Pour nut mixture over rice. Add remaining olive oil, and lemon juice, chives, and parsley; add salt to taste. Mix with a fork. Sprinkle salad with rosemary blossoms.

Ingredients

 1 cup long-grain white rice
  About 1/2 teaspoon salt
 1/2 cup walnut pieces
 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
 3 tablespoons lemon juice
 1/4 cup chopped chives
 1/4 cup Italian parsley leaves, rinsed and drained
  Salt
 3 tablespoons rosemary blossoms, rinsed and drained

Directions

Step 1
1

In a 3- to 4-quart pan over high heat, bring rice, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 2 cups water to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer until rice is tender to bite, about 20 minutes. Scrape rice into a wide shallow bowl, fluff with a fork, and let stand until cool, about 30 minutes.

Step 2
2

Meanwhile, in an 8- to 10-inch frying pan over medium heat, frequently stir walnuts with 1 tablespoon oil until nuts are golden beneath skins, about 5 minutes.

Step 3
3

Pour nut mixture over rice. Add remaining olive oil, and lemon juice, chives, and parsley; add salt to taste. Mix with a fork. Sprinkle salad with rosemary blossoms.

Rice and Rosemary Blossom Salad