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Greek Style Summer Salad With Rice

DietHealth's picture
What do you get when you take Greek style salad ingredients and mix them with rice? A medley of colors and tons of flavor with fiber to satisfy!
Ingredients
  Brown rice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Diced tomatoes 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cucumber 1 Medium
  Olives 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Greek Style)
  Chopped red onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped basil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Fresh spinach leaves 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Feta cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Reduced Fat)
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
Directions

1. Cook rice according to package directions. When finsihed, remove cooked rice from pan and cool in the refrigerator in a covered container.
2. In a large bowl, combine cooked cooled rice, and the remaining ingredients EXCEPT the tomatoes. Stir gently until well blended.
3. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled. Flavors taste best when made 24-48 hours ahead of time.
4. Mix in chopped tomatoes when ready to serve. This salad works well as a main meal when paired with chicken, fish, beans or tofu!

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
2
Summer calls for cool appetizers and if you have rice here is a recipe to make healthy salad with rice. Check out Sarah making Greek style summer rice salad using rice along with other vegetables and flavors. Served chilled, makes a great pair with meats or mains!

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bahuja2001's picture
Hey Diethealth, i always look for healthy recipes. i think Greek Summer Rice Salad will be suitable for me. can you please tell me what is feta cheese?