Rice Salad Recipes

Rice salads can be very healthy and refreshing! Find different types of salad with brown, wild and white rice, as well as rice salads with chicken, fish and other types of meat.

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Chicken, Rice, and Black-Bean Salad

Rating: 3.33 stars 104
To make a Southwestern-style salad that's a meal in itself, toss together chicken, rice, beans, and tomatoes with a light, spicy dressing.

Brown Rice, Chicken, and Cilantro Salad

Rating: 2.83 stars 40
The familiar combination of chicken and rice takes a delicious detour with the addition of Asian flavors in this brown rice, chicken, and cilantro salad recipe.

Mixed Grain and Herb Salad

Rating: 2.8 stars 15
This side dish is packed with whole grains and fresh herbs. Serve it alongside roasted chicken or Seared Fish with Beets and Broccoli.

Wild- and Brown-Rice Salad

Our rice salad, which can be served chilled or at room temperature, includes three types of the grain -- wild, brown, and brown basmati -- as well as tomatoes, cucumber, celery, onion, and peppers. Any combination of rice or commercial blend of rice would work well in this recipe.

Brown-Rice Salad with Spinach and Tomatoes

Rating: 3.65 stars 69
Nutty brown rice makes a tasty fiber-rich addition to salads.

Artichoke and Rice Salad

Rating: 3.72 stars 29
Inspired by a 1960s classic, this side dish calls for Arborio rather than conventional rice, resulting in a chewy and creamy texture.

Rice-and-Bean Salad Bowl with Tahini Sauce

Our glorious grain bowl calls for making the brown rice in advance, but even if you start from scratch, you can get the whole dish on the table in under an hour.

Rice Salad with Tomatoes, Cucumbers, and Feta

In this fresh take on tabbouleh, trade bulgur for brown rice, then toss with heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, parsley, mint, and feta. A couple spoonfuls of sherry vinegar tie it all together.

Chicken-and-Rice Soup with Ginger

Rating: 3.99 stars 67
Infusing chicken broth with garlic and ginger makes a fragrant, flavorful soup base. We won't say we've found the cure for the common cold, but a warm bowl of this aromatic soup sure hits the spot when you're feeling under the weather.

Black Rice and Broccoli with Almonds

Rating: 3.56 stars 25
Garlic, roasted until meltingly soft, lends a creamy texture to this salad's vinaigrette.

Wild Rice Salad

Rating: 2.86 stars 190
This wild rice dish is even better when dressed a day ahead; cover and refrigerate. Then bring to room temperature and garnish with almonds before serving.

Beet and Brown Rice Salad with Goat Cheese

Beets give a dramatic hue to a brown-rice salad, which is sprinkled with goat cheese, pine nuts, and parsley.

Inspiration and Ideas

Crispy Rice Cake with Celery Salad and Avocado
An inspired way to use up leftover rice! The grains are amped up with grated zucchini, Parmesan, lemon zest, and fresh mint before being fried into a golden brown pancake.

Mixed Rice Salad

Parsley, sage, and thyme enlivens this rice salad, while toasted almonds give it a nutty crunch.