Mediterranean Brown Rice Salad


This is a favorite of mine! My stepmom and I first made this my freshman year in college as an experiment, and I have been making it ever since. May be served hot or cold.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
6 servings


  • 1 ½ cups uncooked brown rice

  • 3 cups water

  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced

  • 1 cup frozen green peas, thawed

  • ½ cup raisins

  • ¼ sweet onion (such as Vidalia®), chopped

  • ¼ cup chopped Kalamata olives

  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons Dijon mustard

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • ¼ cup feta cheese


  1. Bring brown rice and water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer until rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed, 45 to 50 minutes.

  2. Combine red bell pepper, peas, raisins, onion, and olives in a bowl.

  3. Whisk vegetable oil, vinegar, and mustard together in a separate bowl for the balsamic dressing.

  4. Stir brown rice and balsamic dressing into vegetable mixture. Season with salt and black pepper.

  5. Top brown rice and vegetables with feta cheese before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

451 Calories
24g Fat
55g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 451
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 30%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 273mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 21mg 106%
Calcium 92mg 7%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 325mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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