Bab's Orzo & Rice Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is my attempt at duplicating a salad I had recently at a local restaurant. I was sitting there eating the salad and writing down all the things I could identify in it and here is the end result. I used Martha Stewarts' Dijon Vinaigrette as the dressing and it tasted just like the salad at the restaurant. A great salad to serve with grilled meat or fish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Make the vinaigrette first by whisking the mustard and vinegar together.
  2. Slowly add oil in a steady stream, whisking constantly until all the oil is added and dressing is creamy and emulisified.
  3. Add the salt and pepper; season with additional salt& pepper if desired.
  4. Toss the orzo, rice, red bell pepper, red onion, toasted pine nuts, basil, craisins or currants with the Dijon vinaigrette and chill for a couple hours before serving.
Most Helpful

4 5

I liked this rice salad. I made it exactly except I used walnuts instead of pinenuts and only half the oil. Next time more basil is going in. Thanks for such a great recipe Babs.