Cilantro Rice Salad

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Kozmic Blues

This is a wonderful, summer salad, bursting with great color and texture. I found this in Food and Wine magazine. I have also made this using "brown" basmati rice, which worked great and added a terrific, nutty flavor.

Top Review by Missy Wombat

I only realised at the last minute that the tomatoes I thought I had were actually gone so I ended up using sundried tomatoes. This worked really well. Very nice rice salad and it is easy to prepare.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook rice according to package directions, either on stove top or in rice cooker.
  2. Once rice is cooked, transfer to a large bowl and allow to cool, tossing with a rubber spoon until at room temperature.
  3. Wisk together ingredients for the dressing: oil, vinegar, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  4. Fold tomatoes, onion, cilantro and olives into the cooled rice.
  5. Add vinaigrette and toss to combine.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  7. **Notefor Leftovers: Leftover rice salad can be tossed with a can or two of white tuna, drained and flaked.
  8. Makes a nice lunch!

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