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Summer Rice Salad


Summer Rice Salad with fresh fruit...yes please! It’s summer and the peaches are in season, not to mention corn and tomatoes. This Summer Rice Salad is screaming to me. It is telling me it’s time to hit up my favorite orchards and farm stands.

My momma only lives about 25 minutes from my house. In between her house and mine, there is this amazing orchard where you can pick your own fruit. Every time I head to my mom’s house during the winter, I see the billboard and it says closed.

For a while now the sign says open! Which means it’s screaming to me that the peaches are ready! When the sign says open, I know it’s summer. Fresh fruit abounds and delicious recipes are on the way.

That’s where this deliciously fresh and easy Summer Rice Salad comes in. It’s the perfect combination of a good grain, fruit, veggies, and a drizzle of dressing. The best part...You can totally mix up the fresh ingredients to your taste. Keep in mind to taste the salad and salt to your liking. You can also easily use Riceland Brown Rice in place of the Extra Long Grain Rice.

This recipe works great as a side dish to any family gathering, potluck, or cookout. You can mix it up for a great lunch to sustain you through the week. Some rotisserie chicken would also be a great addition for a full-on weeknight meal.

You should stop by your favorite orchard, farm stand, or local supermarket and pick up some super fresh ingredients today. Try this easy Summer Rice Salad with your favorite fresh ingredients.

Check out some other great summer Riceland recipes…

Creamy Coconut Rice with Blueberries

Summer Vegetable and Rice Casserole

Strawberry Lemonade Rice Pudding Parfait

Mexican Street Corn and Rice Skillet

Summer Rice Salad

Ingredients

Dressing

1/3 cup olive oil
juice of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon honey

Salad

3 cups cooked Riceland Extra Long Grain Rice, cooled
2 cups baby spinach
2 large peaches, sliced
6 ounces blueberries
1 1/2 cup grape tomatoes, halved
2 ears sweet corn kernels
1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Whisk the dressing ingredients in a small bowl until well combined. Combine all salad ingredients in a large bowl. Drizzle with dressing and toss all ingredients. Eat and enjoy!

Blog post and recipe provided by Riceland blogger Lacie Ring of EasyPeasyPleasy.com