I do like a nice rice salad.
The problem I have with some you can buy is that they are either too salty or too wet! So where possible I try and make my own.
This is a very simple recipe and you can adjust quantities to taste, how much you want, how much you have in the fridge.
Cook some rice.
I use basmati rice, in the main as it is so simple to cook, and cooks in ten minutes.
While the rice is cooking, in a frying pan add some olive oil and then add pancetta, onions, red pepper and courgettes. After that has cooked for a while add some mushrooms.
Ensure that they are cooked through and turn off the heat.
Now you could add the pepper, mushrooms, even the courgette raw, but I prefer to have them cooked.
Once the rice is cooked, drain and then to stop it cooking further and to cool it down rinse well with cold water.
Put the cooked rice in a bowl, add some mayonnaise and some creme frache.
Then add the cooked mixture.
Stir with a spoon until the rice and cooked mixture is evenly coated. As with a lot of salads though you could serve this straight away, it will improve if you leave it in the fridge for a few hours.