|Source||Joan Redding (1983)|
Combine first five ingredients and bring to a boil. Stir, cover, lower heat. Cook 14 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed. Immediately add salad oil, vinegar, and black pepper. Toss and let cool slightly. Remove bay leaf and add all remaining ingredients. Toss well. Add more oil or vinegar, if needed. Spoon into salad bowl. Decorate with hard-cooked eggs and tomatoes. Serve very cold.