Mediterranean Rice Salad

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  • Published Dec 3rd
  • Ready In35m
  • Servings6
  • Calories229
This recipe makes a very flavorful chilled side salad filled with rice and vegetables, and dressed with oil and vinegar.

Mediterranean Rice Salad Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Mediterranean Rice Salad for 6 servings:

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain white rice
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup drained canned French style green beans
  • 1 cup pitted black olives
  • 1 roasted red pepper, drained and diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 dill pickle spear, diced
  • 2 roma (plum) tomatoes, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

Mediterranean Rice Salad Cooking Instructions

  • Prep15m
  • Cook20m
  • Ready In35m

To cook Mediterranean Rice Salad, you need about 15 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Mediterranean Rice Salad is about 20 minutes , and you can serve your Mediterranean Rice Salad within 35 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Mediterranean Rice Salad easily:

  1. 1 Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in rice, and cook until lightly browned. Pour in the water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer until all liquid has been absorbed.
  2. 2 In a large bowl, mix the green beans, olives, red pepper, green pepper, pickle, tomatoes, and garlic. Toss with the rice. Sprinkle with vinegar and remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, and toss to coat. Cover, and refrigerate 1 hour, or until completely cooled, before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 229 calories; 9.7 grams of fat; 31.9 grams of carbohydrates; 3.6 grams of protein; 0 milligrams of cholesterol; 607 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Aug 16th 2013

    Delicious! Thanks.

  2. Apr 7th 2011

    This was okay, nothing spectacular. I too left out the pickle since I did not have any on hand. It really must be the secret ingredient. I don't think I'll make this again, but it was fun to ...

  3. Sep 9th 2009

    I don't have much experience with Mediterranean salads but I was a bit dissapointed with this one. It lacked something. I added more vinegar and oil, added oregano, salt, pepper... and sti ...

  4. Jul 7th 2008

    This was easy to prepare and was very popular. Great prepared a day in advance, and left-overs were still good the day after the party. I whizzed up the garlic in the dressing to prevent any ...

  5. May 1st 2007

    Enjoyed this with Barbequed Greek chicken, pitas and hummus.Thanks