Artichoke-Rice Salad

An easy artichoke and rice salad is tossed in a refreshing lemon vinaigrette. Fresh, light and lemony, this salad is summer!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 20 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

Salad

1
cup uncooked regular long-grain white rice
2
cups water
1/4
cup chopped fresh parsley
4
medium green onions, chopped (1/4 cup)
1
small red bell pepper, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
can (14 oz) artichoke hearts, drained, cut into fourths

Lemon Vinaigrette

1/4
cup vegetable oil
1
tablespoon grated lemon peel
3
tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
clove garlic, finely chopped

  • 1 Cook rice in water as directed on package.
  • 2 In medium bowl, mix rice and remaining salad ingredients. In small bowl, mix all vinaigrette ingredients with wire whisk until blended. Add to salad; toss to mix. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours until chilled.

Expert Tips

For a subtle flavor boost, try using jasmine or basmati rice instead of regular long-grain rice.

Two lemons will give you all of the peel and juice that you’ll need for the vinaigrette.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
175
(
Calories from Fat
65 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7 g
7 %
(Saturated Fat
1 g,
1 %
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
300 mg
300 %;
Total Carbohydrate
27 g
27 %
(Dietary Fiber
3 g
3 %
),
Protein
4 g
4 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
16%;
Vitamin C
22%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 2 Vegetable; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.