Confetti Rice Salad
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This simple gluten-free, veggie-packed salad is perfect for meal prep or feeding a crowd. It's rice + a ton of diced vegetables and herbs, all tossed in a dijon-red wine vinaigrette. It's the type of salad that goes with everything. Recipe doubles well, is easily adaptable to tastes and saves well in the refrigerator for a few days. Recipe adapted from Silver Palate.
Recipe type: Salad, Sides, Veggies
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Serves: 6-7 cups
  • 4 cups cooked, hot rice (Approximately 1½ cups dry rice yields 4 cups cooked)
  • ½ cup chopped red pepper
  • ½ cup chopped yellow pepper
  • ½ cup red onion, diced (about ½ red onion)
  • 3 scallions, white and green parts, sliced
  • 1 shallot,diced (about ¼ cup)
  • ½ 10 oz pkg frozen petite peas, de-thawed (about 1 cup)
  • ⅓ - ½ cup steamed asparagus, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • ⅓ - ½ cup fresh green beans, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • ½ cup currants (optional but adds an nice and unexpected touch of sweetness)
  • ¼ cup black olives, diced
  • ⅛ cup parsley, chopped (I've made it with both curly and flat leaf parsley)
  • ¼ cup fresh dill, chopped
Dressing (makes 1 cup -- you may not need it all so save the rest for a salad)
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon cane sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  1. If you haven't made rice, do so now in whatever method you prefer. We use both a multipot and basic water and rice boil according to package.
If you haven't steam asparagus, so do now too.
  1. Takes about 3-5 minutes until tender crisp
  1. Combine ingredients in a small bowl or liquid measuring cup and whisk until well combined.
  1. Place cooked rice (while still warm) in a large bowl. Pour ½ cup dressing over rice and stir to combine.
  2. Add veggies and toss to combine.
  3. Taste and add additional dressing, salt or pepper to taste.
  4. Serve immediately or store in a sealed container in the refrigerator. Stays well in refrigerator for several days and can be enjoyed cold, at room temperature or warm.
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