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Easy Rice Salad with Roasted Vegetables

There are so many different recipes for rice salad to choose from but the following is especially good, for several reasons. First, it contains an eclectic mixture of roasted vegetables and salami, as well as feta cheese to add a Greek taste and creaminess. The garlic and parsley add a gentle flavor but not too much, so most of the flavor comes from the roasted tomato and onion.

The tomato and salami adds color to the otherwise white and cream-colored dish. You can also be imaginative with this dish, perhaps adding another kind of cheese like cheddar or mozzarella, and another kind of roasted vegetable like eggplant, zucchini, or bell peppers. The bell peppers would also add more color to the recipe. What about some chili pepper or diced fresh chilies if you want to add some spice? You could even leave out the salami and feta and add other kinds of roasted vegetables, some chicken or tofu and maybe some Indian spices like cumin, coriander, or curry powder to make a curried rice salad.

You can serve this easy rice salad recipe for lunch or supper. It would also work as a side dish if you are serving a piece of meat, poultry, or fish, since the flavors are quite mild and it goes with lots of types of meat entrees.

Roasted Vegetable and Salami Rice Salad Recipe
Summary: Rice salad is an inexpensive dish which makes a great lunch, side dish or snack. This recipe includes garlic, salami, feta, parsley, and tomatoes for color, taste and texture.
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 8
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  • 1 ½ cups long grain white rice
  • 1 lb cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 2 oz sliced salami
  • 3 oz feta cheese marinated in olive oil
  • 1 red onion, in thin wedges
  • Cooking spray
  • ⅓ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of black pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 390 degrees F.
  2. Use baking paper to line a roasting pan.
  3. Put the onion and tomatoes in the roasting pan and spray them with oil.
  4. Crush the garlic over the top and sprinkle on the salt, sugar, and pepper.
  5. Toss well to coat, then roast for 20 minutes or until the tomatoes are soft but will still hold their shape.
  6. Cook the rice according to the directions on the package and let it cool to room temperature, stirring it with a fork to separate the grains.
  7. Drain the cheese, keeping 2 tablespoons of the oil.
  8. Crumble it over the rice, and then add the tomatoes, onion, and parsley to the rice.
  9. Stir in the reserved olive oil and salami.
  10. Taste and add more salt and pepper if necessary.
  11. Serve at room temperature.

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As the picture shows you, this is an attractive yet simple rice salad recipe. The tomato and salami add color and this makes a great side dish, salad, or buffet dish. Roasting the onion and tomatoes brings out their sweetness and this makes the difference between a standard rice salad recipe and a great one. This is a great dish if you are feeling creative because you can add all kinds of ingredients to the recipe to add color, flavor, and texture. If you want to use bell peppers or chilies, roast them along with the onion and tomatoes to bring out the flavor.

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Christine Szalay-Kudra

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