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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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
chill:
1 hr
Servings:
6
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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; total fat 20g; saturated fat 1g; polyunsaturated fat 5g; monounsaturated fat 12g; cholesterolmg; sodium 447mg; potassium 357mg; carbohydrates 33g; fiber 2g; sugar 5g; protein 4g; vitamin a 1555IU; vitamin c 46mg; thiaminmg; riboflavinmg; niacin equivalents 2mg; vitamin b6mg; folate 60mcg; vitamin b12mcg; calcium 61mg; iron 1mg.

Garlic Vinaigrette

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Directions

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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.