A colorful salad layered with whole grain rice, mushrooms, fresh chives, Italian dressing, green onions, tomatoes, chopped, red bell peppers, Provolone (or cheddar cheese) and frozen green peas. Make this salad for your next meal and you’ll be transported to the Mediterranean coast in no time!
To start, prepare the rice as directed on the package. Let stand for 5 minutes to cool.
In a non-stick skillet, heat oil and add mushrooms. Sauté stirring frequently until mushrooms are browned and all the liquid has evaporated.
Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl. Serve.
Dreaming of a trip to the Meditteranean? Save your pennies and instead make something that will transfer you to the beautiful Almalfi coast, no flying required. Try this Layered Rice Salad and enjoy the perfect combination of flavors to meet your Mediterranean desires.
Although its picturesque European-style may have initially caught your eye, the list of ingredients will have you adding a few extras to your weekly grocery list. And maybe some additional cheese too, you know – just in case.
Starting with either our Mahatma® Organic Brown Rice or Mahatma® Whole Grain Brown Rice, this rice salad incorporates sauteed mushrooms, your choice of shredded provolone or cheddar, blanched broccoli florets, and crunchy red bell peppers. Coupled with tomatoes, green peas, and onions, it offers a medley of veggies perfect for those who love getting their daily servings.
Lastly, top this dish with fresh chives and toss it in a light Italian dressing for a little extra zest.