Brown Rice Salade Nicoise

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Engrossed

From: "Whole Grains Every Day, Every Way" by Lorna Sass. "Chewy, easy-to-love short-grain brown rice makes an appealing grain base for a salad containing many of the elements of a traditional salade nicoise. The tuna and its soaking oil become a major part of the dressing, coating each grain with the savor of the sea." *Time does not include time to cook rice and green beans.

Top Review by 5thCourse

Perfect!! I made it as it's written and wouldn't change a thing (except I'd like to try it with the lemon thyme which I don't have). The green beans go well with it, and I love the way the oil and tuna make up most of the dressing. Used barley. Light and filling meal, thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small bowl, combine the red onion and vinegar. Set aside to soak for at least 10 minutes.
  2. Empty the tuna and oil into a large bowl. Flake tuna with a fork.
  3. Add cooked brown rice, bell pepper, olives, and capers.
  4. Stir in the onion and any unabsorbed vinegar.
  5. Add lemon juice, lemon zest (if using), olive oil (if using), parsley, thyme (if using), and salt and pepper to taste.
  6. To serve, place a bed or lettuce and radicchio (if using) on each plate and spoon the salad on top.
  7. Arrange green beans and eggs alongside.

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