Mediterranean Brown Rice Salad

Mediterranean Brown Rice Salad

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"This is a favorite of mine! My stepmom and I first made this my freshman year in college as an experiment, and I have been making it ever since. May be served hot or cold."


1 h servings 451 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 451 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 23.5 g
  • 36%
  • Carbs:
  • 54.6g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 7.1 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 338 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring brown rice and water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer until rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed, 45 to 50 minutes.
  2. Combine red bell pepper, peas, raisins, onion, and olives in a bowl.
  3. Whisk vegetable oil, vinegar, and mustard together in a separate bowl for the balsamic dressing.
  4. Stir brown rice and balsamic dressing into vegetable mixture. Season with salt and black pepper.
  5. Top brown rice and vegetables with feta cheese before serving.
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  1. 18 Ratings


I enjoyed this unique and different salad alot! I made some slight adjustments but otherwise stayed true to the recipe and enjoyed the combination of ingredients that made this savory and sweet ...

Used olive oil, white balsamic, and soaked the raisins in warm water for five minutes or so to soften. Tried it on my husband then made it for a party. It was a big hit!

Made this for Recipe Group...This was nice for a change! I made my life even easier and used a bag of 'steamfresh brown rice', which cooked up in no time. I halved the dressing b/c these was les...

Delicious!Definitely a hit. I too, made a few adjustments. I don't think it needs that much oil I put a few tablespoons (3?). I really liked the suggestion from one of the reviewers which was to...

Quite tasty. I soaked the rice in water for 45 mins and then cooked in a rice cooker. It came out fluffy and soft. Having read other reviews I, too, omitted the peas, cut back on the oil by half...

I changed raisins to cranberries (dried) and added walnuts and cilantro. It was well received, but not rave reviews. Perhaps the wrong crowd - it was a potluck with college students. I think I'l...

Recipe Group selection 5/26/12. Sadly, this just didn't fly at our house and I think it was the rice because all the other flavors were good. I think I will try it again with orzo and I bet th...

Recipe Group Selection: 26, May 2012 ~ Mixed reactions from this household. DS didn't care for it at all, DH thought it was ok, but could live without it. I on the other hand loved it. I hal...

This recipe is excellent! I made no changes. It is a tasty healthy meal to pack for lunch.