- 1 ½ cups Brown riceuncooked long-grain
- 3 ½ cups Water
- 2 tbsp White vinegar
- 2 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
- 1 clove Garlicminced
- ¾ tsp Black pepper
- ½ tsp Salt
- ½ cup Olive oil
- ¼ cup Basilfresh , chopped
- 6 oz (about 8 cups) Baby spinachfresh , coarsely chopped
- 16 oz Cherry tomatoeshalved
- 6 Green onionthinly sliced
- 2 cups (8 oz) Feta cheesecrumbled
Mediterranean Brown Rice Salad
If you love healthy and yummy recipes, make this Mediterranean Brown Rice Salad. It is simple and makes enough to feed a crowd. This delicious salad features chewy and nutty-tasting brown rice, cherry tomatoes, baby spinach, and briny feta. A bright and zingy dressing with basil takes this veggie and brown rice bowl over the top. Perfect for a dinner party!
Start with the rice. Simmer the rice until tender and all the water has absorbed. In the meantime, whisk together the ingredients for the dressing. Once the rice is cooked, combine the rice with the baby spinach. Stir in the cherry tomatoes and sliced green onions and toss with the dressing until the spinach has wilted. Finally, stir in the crumbled feta, then loosely cover the salad and chill it until cold. If you are vegetarian or vegan, no problem! Simply sub out the feta for vegan cheese.
To make the Mediterranean Brown Rice Salad, you will need the following ingredients:
Steps to make Mediterranean Brown Rice Salad
In a large bowl, place 6 ounces coarsely chopped spinach and the cooked rice. Stir in 16 ounces tomatoes, 6 thinly sliced green onions, and the prepared dressing. Toss until the spinach has wilted. Gently stir in 2 cups crumbled feta. Loosely cover and transfer to the fridge for 2 hours or until cold.