Mediterranean Rice Salad

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 286.1
  • Total Fat: 11.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 78.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 43.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.7 g
  • Protein: 4.9 g

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Basmati rice combined with tasty veggies and topped with a tomato-lemon dressing. Basmati rice combined with tasty veggies and topped with a tomato-lemon dressing.
Number of Servings: 4


    3 cloves garlic
    1 cup basmati rice (can substitute brown)
    1 lemon, juiced
    1 medium tomato, cored
    3 tablespoons olive oil
    1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
    1 cucumber, seeds removed and sliced thinly
    1/2 cup radishes, sliced
    1 medium yellow pepper, chopped
    1 tablespoon capers, drained


Bring 4 quarts of salted water to boil in large pot. Add garlic cloves and cook until tender and remove. Add rice and cook like pasta until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain. Spread rice on a baking sheet to cool.

Make dressing by combining peeled boiled garlic cloves, medium tomato, lemon juice, and olive oil. Use a blender or immersion blender to puree. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

When rice is cool, combine in bowl with cherry tomatoes, cucumber, radishes, pepper, and capers. Add desired amount of dressing and mix salad until evenly coated.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user PERIWINKLEJENN.

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