Tomato Rice Salad

  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hrs
  • Servings: 8
  • About This Recipe

    “My mom makes this for picnics and it usually is a hit! I love the different flavors in this recipe! If you like more spice, add essence or cayenne pepper or even minced jalapeno!”

    Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cupswater
  • 1cuplong-grain rice
  • 1teaspoonsalt, divided
  • 6tablespoonslemon juice
  • 1tablespoonground cumin
  • 1teaspoon spice essence or 1teaspooncayenne pepper(optional)
  • 1smalldiced jalapeno(optional)
  • 1clovegarlic, minces
  • 1/2 cupolive oil
  • 2tablespoonsolive oil
  • 2mediumfresh tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1largecucumber, peeled,seeded and diced
  • 1mediumbell pepper, diced( red/green or yellow)
  • 1cupgreen onion, sliced
  • 1cupradish, thinly sliced
  • Directions

  • Bring water to a boil, stir in rice and 1/2 tsp salt.
  • Reduce heat to low, cover and cook 20 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed.
  • Remove from heat and let stand, covered 5 minutes.
  • While rice is cooking, combine remaining 1/2 tsp. salt, lemon juice, cumin, garlic and olive oil.
  • Stir into hot cooked rice.
  • Chill for 30 minutes.
  • Add remaining ingredients and chill several hours before serving.
  • Reviews

  • “This is a sensational salad, and very visually appealing, too.The flavors practically burst in your mouth!I used a long grain & wild rice combo and added slivered almonds, which could enable it to stand as a main dish salad.Mmmmm Mmmmm good!(P.S….and it doesn’t take 2 1/2 hours to make…don’t get scared…it’s a piece of cake)”

  • “This is a great picnic or family together recipe.The cumin adds a great flavor.When I prepared this dish for a large gathering, I had so many requests for the recipe, even one from Hawaii.It is a great summer salad.Takes some time to chop all the veggies but it’s well worth it. I left out the hot peppers, essence and cayenne pepper.”

  • “Stunning flavors. I used barley and lentils instead of rice, half the oil, and toasted the garlic. Dazzling, lively salad. Company worthy.”

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