Andalusian Rice Salad (Ensalada De Arroz)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

From: "The piquillo pepper is a variety of chili traditionally grown in Northern Spain over the town of Lodosa. Its name is derived from the Spanish for "little beak"(Wikipedia)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring 2 cups of water to the boil. Add the rice and a pinch of salt. Cover and cook slowly for 18 -25 minutes, until rice is tender. Cool the rice.
  2. Make a vinaigrette sauce by combining the olive oil, vinegar, garlic and onion. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. In a bowl combine the rice, with the vinaigrette sauce, peppers, parsley, and olives.
  4. Serve cooled.
Most Helpful

Used home raised Poblanos and Beaver Dam peppers we roasted & peeled and somehow a cup of red beans ended up in the bowl too - made for a FABULOUS side for our grilled blacktip shark Baja tacos!. Keeper recipe - the beans added a heartiness that was nice but will make next time without. Delicious - thank you for posting such a winner!

Buster's friend August 12, 2013

This is a cinch to make hours before serving and isn't it nice to know that a part of dinner only needs to be served! I enjoy everything that goes into this recipe so knew that it was going to be a hit for me before I started. I made it by the recipe using white wine vinegar and fire roasted red peppers. Made for Spain in ZWT 8.

Annacia July 26, 2012

This was a surprisingly tasty and light side salad. I made this exactly as posted, and thought the dressing might be a little bland. However, it really complemented the other ingredients and added just the right amount of flavor. This is very colorful and makes a lovely presentation. I enjoyed this as a side dish with some fresh tuna. Perfect summer meal. Made for ZWT8.

JackieOhNo! July 24, 2012