Thai Forbidden Rice Salad


From Food 2.0 by Charlie Ayers. 

I like warm salads.  Or room temperature.  I'm not always in the mood for cold healthy stuff, you know?  I also like my salads to have texture.  And maybe something unexpected.  And I want my salads to dare me - DARE ME - not to have more.  That's what I want in a salad.  I'm not asking too much, am I?