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Rice Salad Recipe

Asian flavored rice salad recipe

This Oriental rice salad recipe is both healthy and delicious.

Easy to make on hot summer days, it is one of my favorite summer salad recipes.

If you really need this to be gluten free, please make sure you are using a gluten free soy sauce. Some are not.

Cold rice salads are a nice change and a great addition to a buffet table or barbeque menu.

This one is also very healthy, with lots of fresh vegetables. You can choose to use brown rice to make it even healthier.

Feel free to vary the vegetables to suit your taste. In the variation pictured above I omitted the spinach.

The raisins add a bit of sweetness but you can leave them out or substitute chopped apricots.

Rice salad recipe

Rice Salad Recipe

This Asian flavored rice salad recipe is both healthy and delicious. Easy to make on hot summer days, it is one of my favorite summer salad recipes.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Asian
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 484 kcal


  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 2 cups bean sprouts
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice


  • Cook the rice according to package directions or start with leftover cooked rice.
  • In a large bowl add rice, bean sprouts, raisins, red pepper, green onion, celery and mushrooms. Add spinach and cashews and toss gently.
  • In a small bowl blend soy sauce, oil, garlic and lemon juice. Pour over salad and toss well.
  • This rice salad tastes even better if left to marinate for an hour or so before eating.


Calories: 484kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 10gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 602mgPotassium: 668mgFiber: 5gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1748IUVitamin C: 39mgCalcium: 52mgIron: 3mg
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  • You can switch things up a bit by replacing some of the vegetables with finely chopped snow peas or chinese cabbage.

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1 thought on “Rice Salad Recipe”

  1. This comment has been transferred from the older version of the site:

    Something Different…

    by Cindy
    (Ontario, Canada)

    I was looking for something different, so tried this salad and quite liked it. It was easy to make and very filling. I would rate it at 4.

    I will make it again but will change the amounts of the dressing ingredients to 1/2 cup soya sauce, 1/4 cup oil and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice.


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