Summer Rice Salad Recipe
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Summer Rice Salad Recipe

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Tangy dressing and flavorful ingredients make for a very tasty side dish that's a refreshing alternative to potato salad. People can't seem to stop eating this unique salad. It's great with hamburgers or chicken at picnics or potluck dinners. -Laura Panfil, Niles, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup quartered cherry tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Leaf lettuce, optional

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 136 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 296mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine rice, tomatoes, onion and olives. In a small bowl, combine vinegar, oil, parsley, sugar and salt; mix well. Pour over rice mixture and toss to coat. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours. Serve in a lettuce-lined bowl if desired. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Summer Rice Salad in Taste of Home June/July 1996, p39

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[email protected] User ID: 77465 10250
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2012

"Needed a side dish for family party. This looked easy and tasty. Everyone who tried it enjoyed it. I happened to have Trader Joe's rice medley (heat in the micro package with brown rice, red rice and black barley) which is really tasty. Also added tbsp dijon mustard and 1/2 C toasted pecans for texture. Picked up spplies to make more too. As my Sis said - this could be a meal itself."

contrarywife User ID: 2675625 25402
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2012

"Very good. I kicked it up a bit with Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, black pepper and Mrs. Dash. I also added some sweet orange bell pepper. Next time I'll probably double the dressing as it was slightly dry. Great recipe to customize to your family's tastes, and pretty too!"

dawnHowe User ID: 5894108 9865
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2011

"This is easy and delicious. I cook several cups of rice in my rice cooker each week, so it is easy to measure out 2 cups for this recipe. I also add a diced cucumber, and use one regular tomato (instead of cherry tomatoes)."

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