Rice and Tomato Salad

A closeup of rice and tomato salad with chopped green bell peppers

Look at the colors in this salad!  Aren't they beautiful?  The red, sweet tomatoes and crisp green peppers against a neutral backdrop of brown rice make such a lovely picture.

A bowl of rice and tomato salad with chopped green bell peppers

I was sent a delicious sample of a new rice blend called, Royal Blend with Flaxseed from Rice Select.  It's a blend of light brown rice, whole wheat pearl couscous, brown flaxseed and black lentils.  Such a curious combination, I was excited to give it a try.  The rice cooks in only 20 minutes and is a unique combination of flavors and textures.  I love the flavor of this rice blend and it works perfectly in this salad.

A side of rice and tomato salad with chopped green bell peppers next to grilled chicken topped with onion sauce all on a large plate

I find this salad to be extremely simple to put together and I love the taste.  The combination of tarragon vinegar with the olive oil and the sprinkle of nutmeg are a unique and wonderful combination.

I decided to add chopped green peppers for flavor and crunch.  It is truly a lovely and very light salad that would pair nicely with chicken and would be perfect to bring to a pot-luck.

A bowl of rice and tomato salad with chopped green bell peppers

I know you'll find this salad to be a lovely accompaniment to your meal or as a stand alone lunch!

Enjoy!

Rice and Tomato Salad

Simple Rice and Tomato Salad inspired by Elizabeth David from her book, French Provincial Cooking.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rice Cooked - I used Rice Select rice blend
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons tarragon vinegar

Instructions

  • Place the cooked rice in a large bowl. Add the tomatoes, nutmeg, olive oil and tarragon vinegar and mix well.
  • Serve.

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