Thai Cucumber Salad
1/2 cup rice
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons chopped fresh red chilies, or to taste (if unavailable, use about
1 tablespoon dried )
1/2 cup sliced shallots
2 cups sliced cucumbers
2 tablespoons chopped peanuts
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
green onion for garnish
Combine the vinegar, sugar and salt in a saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring
constantly, until the sugar and salt are completely dissolved. Remove from the
heat and cool to room temperature.
Combine the vinegar mixture with the chilies, shallots and
cucumbers; mix well.
Serve immediately or the cucumbers will become soft.
Sprinkle with peanuts and cilantro.
Garnish with green onion.
Makes four servings