Step out of your salad comfort zone and try a delicious and refreshing rice salad made with a delicious combination of Success® Basmati Rice, corn, tomatoes and fresh herbs tossed in a tangy vinaigrette. Toss it together in less than 15 minutes!
Prepare rice according to package directions. Cool.
In a medium bowl, combine dressing, basil, corn, tomatoes, and red and green onions. Fold in rice. Serve room temperature or chilled.
Stir In Ideas: Diced fresh mango, ground cumin, or grated fresh ginger.
If you’re trying to incorporate more vegetables into your life and increase your clean eating habits, it can get repetitive eating lettuce salads with the same typical ingredients. When you’re drawing up your weekly meal plans, don’t forget to include rice salads! They are a great way to add a variety of chopped vegetables, hearty rice to keep you full for longer, nutrient filled nuts and a great vinaigrette dressing!
But don’t stop there, make this rice salad your own and experiment with mix ins. A few alternative suggestions include shredded chicken, hard-boiled eggs, chopped fresh mango, ground cumin, fresh grated ginger, grilled corn off the cob, etc. If you’re not a fan of using raw onions, simply replace it with chopped almonds and raisins for a sweet and crunchy substitute.
Success® Boil-In-Bag Rice makes cooking fast and easy, so you can cook up a few bags of rice beforehand and let them cool. Make sure that your rice is fully cooled before adding it in with the other vegetables or you might have a warm salad with a little extra water.
The recipe calls for long-grain Basmati Rice but if you’re looking for more whole grains, feel free to use Success® Brown Rice.
Make your own simple vinaigrette with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. Toss a big batch together and just use as much as you need. Save the rest for another interesting and tasty new meal: Tuna and Jasmine Rice Salad.