Cold Italian-Inspired Broccoli and Rice Salad
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Yield: 2 servings
With fresh broccoli, tomatoes, olives, cheese, and a quick homemade Italian-inspired salad dressing, this Cold Italian-Inspired Broccoli and Rice Salad is great to pack for weekday lunches, no reheating required!
  • 1 (8.5 oz/240 g) pouch Village Harvest Organic Lemon Rice with Turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1½ cups bite-sized broccoli florets
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 4 tablespoons minced red onion
  • 4 tablespoons black olives, halved
  • 4 oz (120 g) cubed cheddar cheese or mini mozzarella cheese balls
  • 1½ tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1½ tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon dried Italian herb spice mix
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • 1 pinch sugar or 1 drop liquid stevia
  1. Add the rice and water to a medium skillet over medium heat until warm throughout and the water is evaporated off, about 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Cool.
  2. Whisk together all ingredients for the dressing in a large bowl. Stir in the cooled rice, broccoli, tomato onion, olives, and cheese.
  3. Serve chilled. Store leftovers covered in the fridge or up to 2 days.
Recipe by An Edible Mosaicâ„¢ at