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

Source: Midwest Living


Recipe Summary

30 mins
1 hr
1 hr 30 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Prepare the Garlic Vinaigrette; set aside.

  • 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.


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

325 calories; fat 20g; cholesterol 0mg; saturated fat 1g; carbohydrates 33g; mono fat 12g; poly fat 5g; insoluble fiber 2g; sugars 5g; protein 4g; vitamin a 1554.9IU; vitamin c 46.1mg; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.2mg; niacin equivalents 2mg; vitamin b6 0.1mg; folate 60.5mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; sodium 447mg; potassium 357mg; calcium 60.6mg; iron 1.3mg.