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Minty Rice Salad Recipe
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Minty Rice Salad Recipe

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When my garden is at its peak, I love to prepare this refreshing salad using my own tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes, green peppers and mint. Make this wonderful dish ahead to allow the flavors to blend and for added convenience.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked brown or wild rice
  • 3 medium tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen peas
  • 1 cucumber, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup sliced radishes
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

One serving (prepared with brown rice and without added salt) equals 231 calories, 12 g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 225 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine rice, tomatoes, peas, cucumber, green pepper, green onions and radishes; set aside. In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Pour over rice and vegetables; mix well. Chill for at least 1 hour. Serve cold. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Minty Rice Salad in Country Extra July 1993, p49

Nutritional Facts

One serving (prepared with brown rice and without added salt) equals 231 calories, 12 g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 225 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable.

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