Italian Rice Salad

  • 120 mins
  • 16 ingredients
  • Servings 6
  • Prep 120 min
  • Cuisine
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  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 yellow or orange bell pepper, diced
  • 2 scallions, sliced thinly on the bias
  • 3 tbs pine nuts, lightly toasted in a dry pan
  • 2 tbs golden raisins
  • 2 tbs red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tbs Dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1 tbs fresh parsley, chopped
  • 3 tsp oregano
  • 1 tbs fresh basil
  • kosher salt and black pepper to taste
This flavorful rice salad is full of flavor with bell peppers, scallions, red wine vinegar, lemon juice olive oil and Italian spices.

  • Cook rice according to package directions.
  • Add the the rice to a large bowl along with the bell peppers, scallions, pine nuts and raisins, then combine well.
  • Add the red wine vinegar, lemon juice, Dijon, garlic, parsley, oregano and basil to a bowl, then slowly drizzle the olive oil while whisking to combine well.
  • Season the dressing with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Pour the dressing over the rice salad and mix well.
  • Refrigerate covered for several hours before serving.

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