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: 3.5 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: 3 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: 3 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: 3.5 stars 69
Nutty brown rice makes a tasty fiber-rich addition to salads.

Artichoke and Rice Salad

Rating: 3.5 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 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.

Roasted-Vegetable and Brown-Rice Bowls

Need a balanced, heart-healthy, plant-based meal? This weeknight dinner recipe checks all the boxes. It calls for ready-to-eat brown rice that can be found at the grocery store and uses quick-roasting vegetables like broccoli and eggplant. 

Chicken-and-Rice Soup with Ginger

Rating: 4 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.

Wild Rice Salad

Rating: 3 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.

Black Rice and Broccoli with Almonds

Rating: 3.5 stars 25
Garlic, roasted until meltingly soft, lends a creamy texture to this salad's vinaigrette.

Inspiration and Ideas

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.
Shrimp and Rice Salad with Parsley
The parsley adds both color and flavor to this salad.
Rice Salad with Raisins and Scallions
Rating: 4.5 stars 2

This salad is great for a picnic, or it can be served as a side for lunch or dinner.