Fragrant, nutty-tasting basmati rice mixed with artichoke hearts, sweet peppers, raisins, and capers creates this flavorful side dish.

Source: Midwest Living
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Italian Rice Salad

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Prepare the Garlic Vinaigrette; set aside.

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  • In a large bowl, combine rice, sweet pepper, artichokes, red onion, raisins, and capers. Stir vinaigrette and drizzle over rice mixture; toss gently to coat. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours. Serve rice salad on a bed of salad greens. If you like, garnish with basil.

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To cook rice, place 1 cup uncooked basmati or long grain white rice in a fine mesh sieve. Run cool water over the rice for several minutes; drain well. In a medium saucepan, bring 2 cups water to boiling. Slowly add rice and return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 15 to 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Remove from heat and let cool about 15 minutes. Makes 3 cups.

Nutrition Facts (Italian Rice Salad)

325 calories; 20 g total fat; 1 g saturated fat; 5 g polyunsaturated fat; 12 g monounsaturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 447 mg sodium. 357 mg potassium; 33 g carbohydrates; 2 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 4 g protein; 1555 IU vitamin a; 46 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 2 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 60 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 61 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;

Garlic Vinaigrette

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  • In a small bowl, whisk together oil, parsley, vinegar, dill, sea salt, black pepper, basil, oregano, and garlic. Use immediately or cover and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Makes about 3/4 cup.

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Rating: 5.0 stars
06/27/2020
Excellent! Followed recipe but just used some bottled dressing. Lots of compliments and very refreshing for summer.
Rating: 5.0 stars
06/27/2020
Excellent! Followed recipe but just used some bottled dressing. Lots of compliments and very refreshing for summer.