This Easy Rice Salad recipe is a great side-dish, vegetarian option, and pot-luck food. It’s good for summer time as it can be eaten cool or room temperature and you can make it ahead. Lots of variation options…you will love this Easy Rice Salad…
Easy Rice Salad
You will need:
- 2 cups of cooked rice
- Red pepper (diced into small squares)
- Red onion (diced into small squares)
- 1 can of black beans
Simple pre-cook the rice according to package directions, dice the red pepper and rinse the black beans. Put it all together in a bowl. Make up a batch of my Easy Vinaigrette Recipe. Pour Vinaigrette on rice salad. Cover salad. Let it sit at room temperature for an hour or put it in the fridge for overnight.
Note: you can use brown rice or white rice for this easy recipe.
RELATED: EASY VINAIGRETTE RECIPE (goes well with this rice salad)
Variations – add a mix and match of these to your rice salad:
- can of tuna
- boiled eggs (cut up)
- sweet corn (canned or cooked)
- red or green pepper (or both)
- sweet onion
- cucumbers (cut up)
This is also a go-to dish for crazy dinner night…when I have to run kids to soccer. I can make this during my lunch hour, pop it in the fridge, and then eat it before or after the game. Much healthier option than eating cookies (which I’m opt to do if there’s nothing made and I am super hungry getting home from something).
It also packs great with an ice pack for an office lunch.
If I’m hosting a bbq, you will always find a rice salad on the table. Or you can separate the ingredients have have people “build your own salad”. It’s almost like summer comfort food. And a nice alternative to green salads and pasta salads.