This recipe makes a very flavorful chilled side salad filled with rice and vegetables, and dressed with oil and vinegar.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in rice, and cook until lightly browned. Pour in the water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer until all liquid has been absorbed.

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  • In a large bowl, mix the green beans, olives, red pepper, green pepper, pickle, tomatoes, and garlic. Toss with the rice. Sprinkle with vinegar and remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, and toss to coat. Cover, and refrigerate 1 hour, or until completely cooled, before serving.

Nutrition Facts

228.5 calories; 3.6 g protein; 31.9 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 606.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/07/2008
This was easy to prepare and was very popular. Great prepared a day in advance and left-overs were still good the day after the party. I whizzed up the garlic in the dressing to prevent anyone chewing on lumps of garlic. I think it helped blend the flavour too. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/02/2010
I don't have much experience with Mediterranean salads but I was a bit dissapointed with this one. It lacked something. I added more vinegar and oil added oregano salt pepper... and still it lacked something... I added feta cheese... still lacked something. Maybe a little lemon juice and flat leave parsley or basil. I didn't add the pickle b/c I didn't have it and I didn't see it fitting into the mediterranean concept. Was the pickle the secret ingredient? Over all not bad experience but not super either. Read More
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7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
07/07/2008
This was easy to prepare and was very popular. Great prepared a day in advance and left-overs were still good the day after the party. I whizzed up the garlic in the dressing to prevent anyone chewing on lumps of garlic. I think it helped blend the flavour too. Read More
(9)
Rating: 2 stars
11/02/2010
I don't have much experience with Mediterranean salads but I was a bit dissapointed with this one. It lacked something. I added more vinegar and oil added oregano salt pepper... and still it lacked something... I added feta cheese... still lacked something. Maybe a little lemon juice and flat leave parsley or basil. I didn't add the pickle b/c I didn't have it and I didn't see it fitting into the mediterranean concept. Was the pickle the secret ingredient? Over all not bad experience but not super either. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
05/01/2007
Enjoyed this with Barbequed Greek chicken pitas and hummus. Thanks Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/07/2011
This was okay nothing spectacular. I too left out the pickle since I did not have any on hand. It really must be the secret ingredient. I don't think I'll make this again but it was fun to try something new. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2013
Delicious! Thanks. Read More