Basil Tomato Rice Salad

Basil Tomato Rice Salad

Juicy tomatoes, fresh basil and crisp cucumbers burst with flavour in this refreshing summer salad. Rice adds unique texture and substance while absorbing the intense flavours of the cider vinegar and red onions.

Meal Type:
Basil Tomato Rice Salad
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Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) chopped fresh basil leaves*
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground black pepper
  • 3 cups (750 mL) cooked U.S. rice, cooled to room temperature
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1 small red onion, chopped

*Substitute 1 tsp (5 mL) dried basil for fresh.

Directions
  1. Whisk together oil, vinegar, basil, salt and pepper in large bowl.
  2. Add rice, tomatoes, cucumber and onion; toss.
  3. Serve chilled.