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Mediterranean Rice Salad

Mediterranean Rice Salad

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    35 m
BENADAM

BENADAM

This recipe makes a very flavorful chilled side salad filled with rice and vegetables, and dressed with oil and vinegar.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 229 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 9.7 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 31.9g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 607 mg
  • 24%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in rice, and cook until lightly browned. Pour in the water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer until all liquid has been absorbed.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the green beans, olives, red pepper, green pepper, pickle, tomatoes, and garlic. Toss with the rice. Sprinkle with vinegar and remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, and toss to coat. Cover, and refrigerate 1 hour, or until completely cooled, before serving.
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Reviews

Daisychain
9

Daisychain

7/7/2008

This was easy to prepare and was very popular. Great prepared a day in advance, and left-overs were still good the day after the party. I whizzed up the garlic in the dressing to prevent anyone chewing on lumps of garlic. I think it helped blend the flavour too.

Cooking princess
7

Cooking princess

11/2/2010

I don't have much experience with Mediterranean salads but I was a bit dissapointed with this one. It lacked something. I added more vinegar and oil, added oregano, salt, pepper... and still it lacked something... I added feta cheese... still lacked something. Maybe a little lemon juice and flat leave parsley or basil. I didn't add the pickle b/c I didn't have it and I didn't see it fitting into the mediterranean concept. Was the pickle the secret ingredient? Over all, not bad experience, but not super either.

Sadie
6

Sadie

5/1/2007

Enjoyed this with Barbequed Greek chicken, pitas and hummus. Thanks

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