You have to boil the rice first. Boil salted water in the saucepan and add rice to it and stir it in. Let to simmer for around twenty five minutes or when you feel the grains have gone tender but still firm to the touch.
During this you will get time to make other preparations. In the large salad bowl add the oil, lime or lemon juice, garlic, chilli, soy sauce, honey and vinegar. Mix together all these by whisking. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper.
To the dressing that you created in the salad bowl, add the vegetables and the nuts. Mix all these well.
When the rice is cooked, drain it into a colander and hold it under running water so that it cools down a bit. Drain well and add it to the mixture in the salad bowl. The salad is all ready to knock out all other dishes at the table. Sprinkle some nuts on the top and garnish with a lemon wedge and green chili.