Italian Rice Salad

Italian Rice Salad

This refreshing and vibrant salad is packed with flavors and ingredients commonly found in Italian cuisine. It combines cooked rice with a variety of fresh vegetables, such as tomatoes, bell peppers, and cucumbers, along with aromatic herbs like basil and parsley. This Italian-style rice salad recipe is perfect for summer gatherings, picnics, or as a side dish to accompany your favorite main course.



  • ½ cup of SmartRice
  • 4 Sundried Tomatoes Chopped
  • 1 Yellow Pepper Diced
  • ½ Cucumber Diced
  • ½ Red Onion Diced
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • ½ cup of sweetcorn
  • ⅓ cup of olives
  • 2 tablespoon Pine Nuts
  • 2 tablespoon Fresh Basil chopped
  • 4 tablespoon Olive oil
  • ⅓ lemon juice
  • ½ tablespoon Italian Seasoning/ Dried Herbs mix of Oregano, Thyme, Basil, Parsley, Sage, Red Pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic



  1. Cook your rice first to give it enough time to cool before adding additional ingredients.
  2. Mix the olive oil, italian seasoning, lemon juice and garlic together to make the dressing.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together rice, peppers, corn, tomato, onion, cucumber, olives, pine nuts, and fresh basil.
  4. Add dressing in and mix!
  5. Enjoy!