This is the recipe to make a refreshing rice salad ideal for very hot days. When the temperature is very high, it is advisable to eat lightly with ingredients that are easily digestible. There is always leftover white rice in the refrigerator from the previous day's meal that can be used for this salad. Follow this step by step and enjoy this preparation with your family.
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Recipe to make fresh rice salad with vegetables
2 cups cooked white rice1 cup cooked sweet corn1 medium cucumber, diced1 medium tomato, diced1 medium red bell pepper, diced1 small red onion, finely julienned1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley1/4 cup oil extra virgin olive2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice1 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
In a large bowl, mix the cooked rice, sweet corn, cucumber, tomato, red pepper and red onion. Add the chopped fresh parsley. In a small bowl, whisk the olive oil, lemon juice, salt and ground black pepper.Pour the dressing over the salad and mix well to coat all the ingredients.Refrigerate the salad for at least 30 minutes before serving.
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You can add other vegetables to the salad, such as peas, carrots, or broccoli. You can also add proteins to the salad, such as cooked chicken, tuna, or tofu. If you don't have fresh parsley, you can use cilantro or basil. For a creamier dressing, you can Add 1/4 cup mayonnaise or Greek yogurt to the dressing. This salad is perfect to bring to picnics, barbecues, or as a light lunch.