Lentil and Rice Summer Salad
This is a fab potluck salad. If you make it for dinner at home, try it topped with a salmon fillet or, for a vegetarian entree, served over spinach or other salad greens. (A word of warning: Don't substitute a different rice. Arborio, the type used in risotto, definitely works best.) The recipe comes from the blog A Couple Cooks.
How to Add Salmon
In a skillet over medium-high heat, heat 1 tablespoon each butter and olive oil. Cook four 4-ounce salmon fillets until fish flakes when tested with a fork, about 5 minutes per 1/2-inch thickness of fish, turning once. Serve each portion of lentil salad topped with a salmon fillet.
French lentils (aka Puy lentils) hold their shape better than the common brown or green ones, so they're a great choice for salads. Look for them at large supermarkets or specialty stores.