Roasted Corn and Basmati Rice Salad


The unique flavor of basmati rice and the rich nuttiness of roasted corn are highlighted by fresh lemon juice and basil in a salad that's always a crowd pleaser at our summer barbecues. This salad is best served well chilled.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs
8 servings


  • 2 cups uncooked basmati rice

  • 1 quart water

  • 8 ears corn, kernels cut from cob

  • 3 tablespoons corn oil

  • 1 lemon, juiced

  • ½ cup red wine vinegar

  • ½ cup corn oil

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • ½ cup minced fresh basil

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 3 tomatoes - peeled, seeded and diced

  • 1 large red onion, diced

  • 6 green onions, chopped


  1. In a medium pot, bring the basmati rice and water to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 20 minutes.

  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). In a bowl, toss the corn kernels with 3 tablespoons corn oil. Spread the corn on a large baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned. remove from heat, and cool.

  3. In a bowl, mix the lemon juice, red wine vinegar, 1/2 cup corn oil, sugar, basil, salt, and pepper.

  4. In a large bowl, toss together the cooked rice, cooked corn, tomatoes, corn oil mixture, red onion, and green onions. Cover, and chill at least 1 hour before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

458 Calories
21g Fat
65g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 458
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 26%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Sodium 24mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 65g 24%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 26mg 132%
Calcium 49mg 4%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 504mg 11%

* 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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