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
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

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

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
Nutty brown rice makes a tasty fiber-rich addition to salads.

Artichoke and Rice Salad

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

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.

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.

Summer Wild Rice Salad

Rice and beans are reimagined as a summer salad, with smoky poblano chile, sweet corn, and a zesty lime dressing. Enjoy this alongside our Turkey Burgers.

Black Rice and Broccoli with Almonds

Garlic, roasted until meltingly soft, lends a creamy texture to this salad's vinaigrette.

Wild Rice Salad

Rating: 2.86 stars
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.

Inspiration and Ideas

How to Make a Burrito Bowl

Our formula dials back on grains and scales up on lean protein and fresh produce. Too often, burrito bowls lean heavily on carbs--as much as 1 cup of rice in a serving. But just a few tweaks help this dish strike a better balance.

Grain and Pesto Salad with Cherry Tomatoes

This recipe was created with flexibility in mind, and is a great way to use up leftover ingredients.

Sicilian Rice Salad with Seared Tuna

The combination of fresh seafood with fennel, capers, and tomatoes is typical of Sicilian dishes.