Hey there salad lovers! Are you ready to beat the summer heat with some refreshing and mouth watering salads? Look no further, because Mahatma® Rice offers you plenty of delicious and cooling salads that will help you embrace those summer days.

When the temperatures rise, it’s time to swap out those heavy meals for light and invigorating options. Salads are not only a great way to stay hydrated, but they are also packed with nutrients that your body craves during the hot summer months.

Whether you’re a fan of crisp greens, juicy fruits, or crunchy veggies, we’ve got you covered. From classic favorites like chicken salad to creative combinations like strawberry feta salad and mango ginger salsa, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

So grab your forks and get ready to embark on a culinary adventure filled with vibrant colors, tantalizing flavors, and guilt-free indulgence. Let’s embrace the summer season by treating ourselves to these delightful salads that will keep us feeling cool and satisfied all day long.

Tasty Salad Recipes for the Summer Season

Rice summer salads offer a refreshing alternative to pasta salads, perfect for hot summer days. Made with rice or leftover rice, these salads are both tasty and delicious. Make them a dish all on their own, or serve them as a tasty side. Looking for tips on making, serving, and storing rice salads? Mahatma® Rice has got you covered. 


When it comes to creating delicious rice summer salads, you’ll want to have a variety of fresh and flavorful ingredients. Here are some essential items to have on hand:

  • Rice: Choose your preferred rice type, such as white rice, brown rice, or quinoa.
  • Vegetables: Add a rainbow of colors and textures with ingredients like cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, red onions, carrots, and radishes.
  • Protein: Enhance your salads with different protein options, such as grilled chicken, shrimp, tuna, or even tofu for a vegetarian twist.
  • Herbs and Greens: Fresh herbs like basil, cilantro, 
  • Dressing: Create a delicious dressing using ingredients like olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar (such as balsamic or red wine vinegar), Dijon mustard, honey, or yogurt.
  • Nuts and Seeds: Add some crunch and extra nutrition with toasted almonds, walnuts, sesame seeds, or sunflower seeds.

Create your own unique combinations and don’t be afraid to get creative and #unfollowlareceta. The key is to use fresh, high-quality ingredients that will get your family talking!

Rice Salad Options

Mahatma® Rice offers you a variety of rice salad recipes that will elevate those summer barbecues. Let’s look at some of those options.

Rice Salads with Chicken

If you have some leftover chicken from your grilling session, why not pop it on top of this Grilled Summer Vegetable Rice Salad? This veggie loaded salad is made with our fluffy and fragrant Basmati rice and packed with all of your favorite summer veggies and delicious chicken strips.

Grilled Summer Vegetable Rice Salad

Or zest up your weeknight dinner and make our Caribbean Chicken Rice Salad. It has all the tastes of the island that you have been craving like: rice and black beans, pineapple, avocado, red pepper and grilled chicken marinated in jerk BBQ sauce. If you are trying to add more greens to your diet, why not try this Green Rice Salad with Chicken? With Feta Cheese and rotisserie chicken. We refer to it as the perfect rice salad because it is prepared with a mixture of robust, aromatic, and crispy greens and the tried-and-true pairing of chicken and rice.

Green Jasmine Rice Salad with Rotisserie Chicken, Broccoli, and cheese
Green Rice Salad with Chicken

If you are not a big fan of chicken, no worries. Mahatma® Rice has several seafood options for all you pescatarians.

Rice Salads with Seafood

We love Asian-inspired dishes, including this tempting Asian Brown Rice and Shrimp Salad with Sesame Orange Dressing. This recipe hasthe ideal amount of fruits and veggies to keep you going by combining avocados, peppers, and delicious fruits like Asian pears and mango. For a more filling option include brown rice and shrimp.

Bowl de arroz integral con camarones, aguacate, mango y peras
Asian Brown Rice and Shrimp Salad with Sesame Orange Dressing

Recipe Tips: 

  • Use soy sauce for a different type of dressing. 
  • Jalapeño peppers not spicy enough? Try to marinate the shrimp with any spicy sauce of your choice before cooking and you will reap the results. 
  • Add coconuts instead of mango to enjoy that exotic flavor profile.

Canned tuna is another great ingredient to add to those summer salads. (You most likely already have this key ingredient in your pantry). Make this Canned Tuna and Rice Salad and you won’t be disappointed. Your family will have a new favorite salad after trying this one which is made with fluffy Mahatma® White Rice and a zesty dressing made with mayonnaise, lemon, olive oil, vinegar, mustard, and garlic.

Canned Tuna and White Rice salad with zesty mayonnaise dressing and fresh bell peppers
Canned Tuna Rice Salad

The markets are bustling and you are anxious to enjoy your favorite summer fruits. Take advantage of the season and use them in your rice salads!

Fruity Rice Salads

You can never go wrong with sweet, red, juicy strawberries! Add some to your Wild Rice and Strawberry Salad and you won’t be able to get enough. Leafy greens, fruits, and nuts are undoubtedly a terrific alternative when you’re looking for a lighter dinner. However, you can transform your tossed greens into a substantial rice salad that will keep you energized after lunch or satisfied for a dinner side dish.

Wild Rice and Strawberry Salad

If you are looking to add some protein to the mix try some cooked rotisserie chicken, canned tuna, hard-boiled eggs, crispy bacon bits, or chickpeas.

If you enjoy mangoes then you must try our Mango Rice Salad with Ginger Vinaigrette. It’s the perfect option for a light lunch or a side at your next summer gathering. This recipe is perfect if you enjoy both salty and sweet foods. You can be certain that this delectable salad is full of flavor and is created with fragrant Jasmine rice, fresh vegetables, juicy mango, and mixed in a homemade ginger vinaigrette made with honey, soy sauce, and mustard. 

Mango Chicken Rice Salad
Mango Chicken Rice Salad

For a Whole Grain Brown Rice option our Fruit Rice Salad is a must try. This option is sweet and refreshing at the same time. When you need a quick and simple side dish or a hearty and energizing afternoon snack, this will become your new go-tol. By substituting any preferred seasonal fruits or nuts, this recipe can be readily modified to suit any tastes or preferences. Don’t like pecans? Use walnut or almond slices. Mango not in sight? Use another fruit that is in season, such as peaches or grapes. If you want a bit of color and a smooth texture, you can even add avocado.

For more tasty summer recipe ideas be sure to follow @Mahatmariceusa on social media.

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