Brown Rice Salad

Today I have a delicious rice salad recipe to share with you all. It is healthy, refreshing, filling and can be made a couple of hours before serving. You can use it as a main dish or as a salad or side-dish.

Ingredients (Serves 3)

1. Brown rice, cooked – 1.5 cups

Black eyed peas, cooked – 1/2 cup

Brown / green lentils, cooked – 1/4 cup

Spring onion – 1/4 cup, chopped

Tomato, firm – 1 medium, seeded and chopped

Zucchini – 1/4 cup, chopped

Cucumber – 1/4 cup, chopped

Parsley – 3 – 4 tbsp, finely chopped (You can replace it with cilantro)

2. Extra virgin olive oil – 2 tbsp

Lemon / lime juice – 1 – 2 tbsp or as required to taste

Salt and pepper – To taste

3. Feta cheese, crumbled – 3 – 4 tbsp or as required


1. Combine cooled rice along with all the other ingredients numbered 1 in a medium bowl.

2. Add in ingredients numbered 2 and toss well. Add feta cheese. Check for seasoning and adjust accordingly. Let stand at room temperature for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to mingle.

3. Serve cold or at room temperature. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for one or two days.


Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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