Mediterranean Rice Salad

Author: Canadian Living

Full of sunny flavours and crisp veggies, this salad is equally nice made with barley or couscous.

  • Portion size 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup long grain rice
  • 1/4 cup dried currants
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 carrots grated
  • 1 zucchini grated
Dressing:
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon liquid honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoons coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Method

In large saucepan, bring 3 cups (750 mL) water to boil; stir in rice. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook for about 20 minutes or until tender and water is absorbed. Remove from heat. Stir in currants, onion, carrots and zucchini.

Dressing: Whisk together orange juice, mint, oil, vinegar, honey, salt, cumin, coriander, paprika and pepper; stir into rice mixture. Cover and refrigerate for about 2 hours or until chilled.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 298 mg
  • Protein 4 g
  • Calories 214.0
  • Total fat 6 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 38 g

%RDI

  • Iron 6.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 9.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 3.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 60.0
  • Vitamin C 20.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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