Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 20 mins

My whole family loves this alternative to pasta salad. It's a great gluten free and dairy free (switch out oil for the butter) option. This is a modification of a recipe found on the Alessi Brand arborio rice box.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring 3 C of salted water to boil in heavy saucepan with tight fitting lid. Add butter and rice. Stir while boiling for 1 minute. Cover and reduce heat to simmer. Cook rice undisturbed for 18-20 minute Fluff and allow to cool.
  2. While rice is cooling, blanch the broccoli, toast the pine nuts and chop the other ingredients.
  3. Transfer the rice and all ingredients to a serving bowl and toss to coat. Best served at room temp but can also be chilled.
  4. Play with the ingredients to your liking.