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Brown Rice Salad and With Lemon Dressing

Brown Rice Salad and With Lemon Dressing

Author: BMC's Teaching Kitchen Recipe Type: Appetizer | Cuisine: Mediterranean Serves: 4
Total Time: 40 | Prep Time: 10 | Cook Time: 30


  • Rice Salad >>>
  • Brown rice - 1 cup
  • Water - 2 cups
  • Parsley - 1 bunch
  • Mint - 1 bunch
  • Cucumber - 1
  • Tomato - 1 large
  • Feta Cheese OR chopped almonds - 1/2 cup (optional)
  • Herb Dressing >>>
  • Lemon - 1
  • Garlic clove - 1
  • Olive oil - 3 tablespoon


  1. Make the brown rice by pouring rice and water into a saucepan. Turn the heat to medium-high and bring to a boil. Once boiling, turn the heat to low, stire, and cover with a lid. Cook for 30 minutes or until there is no water left in the saucepan.
  2. While the rice is cooking, finely chop the parsley, mint, cucumber, and tomato and add to a large mixing bowl.
  3. Make the salad dressing by juicing the lemon into a container with a lid. Mince the garlic and add to the container. Add the olive oil and shake until combined.
  4. Once cooked, remove from heat, fluff with a fork, and let cool for 10 minutes. Add the rice to the bowl. Add the salad dressing and toss until combined. Top with feta cheese or chopped almonds.


Swap out the brown rice for quinoa, barley, or your favorite whole grains.  

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: Calories: 362
Fat: 18
Saturated Fat: 2
Carbohydrates: 41
Dietary Fiber: 5
Protein: 9

Dietary Restrictions