French Rice Salad Recipe

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This is a light and flavorful as a main dish or side dish. It's a perfect side for any grilled meat or fish.

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Servings: 6-8


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  1. In a saucepan, bring 2 1/2 cups water to a boil. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt and the rice. Turn heat to low, cover, and simmer 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit 5 minutes. Uncover and fluff with a fork.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, oregano, pepper, pepper flakes, and remaining tsp. salt.
  3. Add rice to dressing and toss to combine. Add spinach, toss, and let sit until no longer steaming, about 20 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and toss to combine. Serve at room temperature or cold.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 157g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 368  
Calories from Fat 166 45%
Total Fat 18.84g 24%
Saturated Fat 5.64g 23%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 970mg 40%
Potassium 211mg 6%
Total Carbs 42.12g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1.9g 6%
Sugars 2.5g 2%
Protein 7.67g 12%
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  • John Spottiswood
    This was light and tasty. I'd recommend it...especailly on a warm summer evening!
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    • Sherwin Faden
      It was very light and flavorful. It had a refreshing tartness to it. I had it for dinner but think it better for lunch. It might go well in vermicelli wraps. It made me think of a picnic. I think it has a complex taste and am not sure how well it would be received by young children.
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      • Jason Freund
        Great dish! The recipe worked perfectly, except I thought the feta overpowered it a little in my dish, so next time I will cut back on that part. In regards to kids (comment below) -- they didn't go for it, but the adults wanted seconds.
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        • ShaleeDP
          January 6, 2016
          I enjoy veggies in my meals... everytime. This looks good to try.
          • Linda Hanson
            October 2, 2009
            This was really yummy and flavorful. I loved the fresh veggies mixed in! Very tasty!

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