Thursday, January 27, 2011

Nutty Rice Salad

Nutty Rice Salad

This salad is one that never turns out the same, simply because I always use seasonal ingredients or what I have on hand.  It's tasty and wholesome and oh, so good!  Here's the basic recipe and you can adapt it to suit your needs.

3 cups cooked brown rice

Add chopped raw vegetables such as:

2 peeled and diced zucchini (small)
1 diced sweet onion
1 diced green pepper
3 stalks celery

Add nuts and seeds such as:

1/2 cup chopped almonds
1/3 cup coursely ground sunflower seeds
1/4 cup sesame seeds

Add herbs such as:

1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley

Add dressing such as:

2 - 3 Tbsp. olive oil
1 lemon, juiced

Add seasonings such as:

Italian seasoning
Bill's Best Chicknish'
garlic powder
onion powder

Mix, chill, and enjoy!

Other things you can add or substitute are:  carrots, red peppers, corn, kidney beans, garbanzo beans, cilantrao, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, pecans, etc. and etc.  You are only limited by your imagination!  Have fun!


  1. These posts always make me hungry!

  2. Thanks for this recipe !

  3. We love this recipe of yours. I think it's the one you used with your daylily garnish??? Anyway, yes, a hit at our house.

  4. It's pretty much the same one, Vee, but the winter variation. The daylily garnish sample included a variety of fresh, clipped herbs. I'm so glad you like the recipe!


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