Have some ripe tomatoes on hand? Pick up some fresh mozzarella and make this layered Caprese Rice Salad. Don’t forget the fresh basil! Our version combines the added texture of our Mahatma® White Rice.
Slice the tomatoes and mozzarella into thin slices.
In a small bowl, combine the cooked Mahatma® White Rice, basil and vinaigrette. Layer the tomato slices, rice mixture and mozzarella.
Drizzle each serving with about 1 tsp. olive oil.
Top with fresh cracked pepper, if desired.
You can’t go wrong with a simple but elegant, layered Caprese Salad. It has everything you need for a delicious appetizer or side dish. Our version combines juicy tomatoes, freshly chopped basil and soft mozzarella with our long-grain white rice.
Looking for ways to be more environmentally friendly? Make your dish the freshest possible by visiting your local farmer’s market for produce. Also, use our Mahatma® Organic White Rice which is Non-GMO Project Verified so that you can be sure you’re providing the best possible ingredients for you and your family.
If you’ve got any leftover tomatoes on hand after preparing this dish- we doubt it- try your hand at another fresh appetizer- BLT Dip. Or, use them up in a heartier classic like Mexican rice recipes or Arroz con Pollo.
For best results, our suggestion is to get your hands on some good quality Mediterranean Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Spain or Italy. Good oil can go a long way!
When choosing tomatoes, you can give your dish a new look by layering with different colored tomatoes, but many people prefer to stick to their roots and use red. You may want to try it out with a reduced balsamic glaze, as it helps to dress the dish up a bit depending on the occasion. However, feel free to stick to the recipe balsamic vinaigrette.