Saturday, July 11, 2015

The Rice Days of Summer

We're meeting friends for a picnic later this warm summer afternoon so it's a perfect day to make a light, but satisfying rice salad. The recipe I made includes chopped vegetables, minced herbs, and diced mango. The dressing is a lemon garlic vinaigrette.

The beauty of this salad is that you can substitute the vegetables to suit your own taste or based on what you find in your garden or refrigerator. And when you're trying to stay cool on a hot day, there is something quite refreshing about dicing up garden vegetables and herbs. I love the smell.

Once everything was diced and mixed together, we had to sample. A generous spoonful  or two. You want to make sure it's suitable for company, right? Oh y-e-e-e-e-s, this salad bursts with flavour and texture and is SO satisfying to the tastebuds. I might have to stay home because I think I could eat the whole bowl myself, it's so delicious.

I like rice.
Rice is great if you're hungry and
want 2000 of something.
~ Mitch Hedberg

Below I've included the recipe -- you're welcome to 'copy and save as' on your computer. Hopefully it prints out fine for you. Now, dear blogging friends, I'm off to eat rice in the company of some fine people!

Wishing you a lovely day,

Correction to recipe:  I forgot to include the amount of rice -- 2 cups. I've also added the amount in the recipe below. Remember, you can double-click on the recipe (as with any photo) to see a larger version.

The original recipe which I have adapted is found here.


  1. Oh, my mouth is literally watering!! can't wait to try this one!! Thank-you for sharing it...and for the visit and belated wishes:)

    Happy Summer Living to You,

    p.s. love the quote too:-0

  2. I love making rice salad, and it is different every time!

  3. Tom is such a rice lover, this will be perfect for him!
    It reminds me of the pasta salad we make, only with rice.
    This will be a nice change.

    Hope you had fun with your friends on your picnic.

  4. Pinned! Sounds so light and refreshing. We are in the 90s here through Thursday so I am looking for cool and easy ideas. Thank you!

    1. Your summer rice salad looks and sounds scrumptious! I also love the header for your blog! Hope you are enjoying your summer!

  5. Oh that looks so pretty!
    Summer freshness in a bowl : )

  6. Oh that looks so pretty!
    Summer freshness in a bowl : )

  7. I love the versatility of these delicious summer salads!

  8. What a great dish to take on a picnic. Hope you had a wonderful time.


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