Indonesian Rice Salad With Orange-Sesame-Cilantro Dressing

Total Time
Prep 35 mins
Cook 20 mins

A potluck or picnic favorite. You will like the subtle flavors. If you don't like Cilantro, leave it out.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook rice according to directions and place in a bowl to cool to room temperature.
  2. When cool, add pineapple, cashews, raisins, green onions, red and green bell peppers, celery, bean sprouts and cilantro.
  3. In a jar, combine dressing ingredients and shake to mix.
  4. If the salad is served immediately, drizzle all of the dressing over the salad.
  5. If salad is to be served later, use only half of dressing over salad, then at the last minute add the other half of dressing, stirring to coat.
  6. May be served room temperature or chilled.
Most Helpful

Thank you for such a delicious salad! My wife and I are trying to eat meals that don't heat the kitchen up-this is a winner! My wife and I do not care for green bell pepper or cilantro. I bought a large red bell pepper as a substitution for the green bell pepper. I omitted the cilantro from the dressing mixture. We will make this again!!!!

James Craig July 23, 2002

Now I know what to do with all of that left over rice frome chinese take-out! So flavorful, colorful and refreshing! I can't imagine it without the cilantro. Next time i'm going to try adding some mandarin oranges and extra cashews.

gaila January 26, 2004

This was a terrific discovery from this month's Asian Tag game. I enjoyed the combination of sweet, salty, crunchy, & tender. I thought it would be a nice dish for a potluck as it is colorful & yet different enough to not be standard fare. Next time I will chop the pineapple a little to better match the size of the other ingredients and might add more cilantro. (we like it) Thank you for sharing the recipe!

Susie D October 14, 2010