Rice Salad (Ensalada de Arroz)
- 1 cup cooked white rice
- ¼ dried apricots
- ½ cup toasted pine nuts
- ¼ cup dried cranberries
- ¼ cup raisins
- 1 scallion finely chopped
- ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- Juice of 1 lime
- ½ tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon whole grain mustard
- Salt and black pepper
- Whisk together olive oil, lime juice, honey and mustard in a medium bowl. Add the cooked rice, apricots, pine nuts, cranberries, cilantro, raisins and scallions, and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper and serve.
Calories: 319kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 4gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gSodium: 19mgPotassium: 215mgFiber: 2gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 121IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg
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I love rice and I am one of those Colombians who are happy eating plain white rice with a fried egg on top and sweet plantains on the side. Maybe that doesn’t sound very appealing to most, but it doesn’t take much to make me happy, as long as I am eating Colombian style 🙂
This rice salad is the perfect accompaniment for grilled meats and could also be served as a vegetarian meal.
Wow, I eat rice every day but I have never tried a rice salad, this is amazing!
This looks good, but I know, simple rice with plantains is good too! 🙂 Are the cranberries a part of Colombian cuisine or are they something that you add now that you are in the States?
I love cranberries and I love rice, this looks like a rice pilaf I like to make around Thanksgiving, but you reminded me, there's no reason for me to wait that long. Let the good tastes beging.
What a pretty salad. Its bright sweetness would go so well with many things!
This is very nice and different, thanks for posting!
I love rice in different versions, but never added apricot and scallion in it before. Sounds amazing! And this one looks so heart filling.
are u kidding me? white rice & fried egg? that sounds exactly like me, & i thought i was the only one. my hubby looks at me in disgust:-) This looks like a jeweled rice.
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Delicious! I love the dried fruits here. This is something my daughter would really love too!
just perfect for a dinner even!! yumm!! already craving!!
Except for fried rice (with garlic, eggs, and green onions) I prefer my rice to be plain, using sauces from the 'ulam' (or main dish) to flavor it. That's the Filipina-me; the Americanized-me loves this, with the combination of flavor and textures! Wonderful recipe!
Erica, I've missed too many of your recipes! This is great!! I am going to make this for my kids and I! Seems like a perfect lunch that we'll enjoy 🙂
what a beautiful rice dish. I never thought of adding fruit to rice. (other than rice pudding but thats different haha).
Thank you everyone for visiting!
LOL...I get the same look from my wife when I make rice with egg.....This salad looks good, i'll have to try it
Erica, todas las recetas son absolutamente increibles!! Estoy feliz de haberte descubierto porque ya no busco mas recetas. Y ni hablar del arroz on huevo frito y tajadas de platano, algo que mi mama llamaba 'matrimonio', que delicia.
Pienso ensayar tus ensaladas en el verano, se ven exquisitas. Gracias