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Red Rice Salad with Green Beans, Mushrooms and Sardines | © 2019 |

Chewy, nutty, nutritious, this delicious red rice salad is perfect for outdoor eating on those hot summer days. It is great served with grilled beef, chicken or fish and pack up any leftovers for lunch the next day. It actually tastes much better the next day. The nutty, earthy flavour and crunchy, firm texture of red rice elevate the dish instantly, but you can use any brown rice in its place.

  • 250 g Red rice, boiled in salted water for 25 minutes, drained
  • 300 g Green beans, trimmed
  • 300 g Button mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 Lemon, juiced
  • 1 Garlic clove, minced
  • Black salt and freshly ground peppers
  • 1 stalk Celery, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp Chives, chopped
  • Red oak leaf lettuce
  • Sardines in olive oil, drained
  1. Boil the rice in plenty of salted water until just cooked, about 25 minutes. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the roasted vegetables. Toss trimmed green beans and button mushrooms with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Season with black salt and freshly ground peppers. Roast for 25 minutes or until tender.
  3. Place apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, the remaining olive oil and the minced garlic in a glass jar with a fitted lid. Season with salt and peppers and shake well.
  4. Tip the drained red rice into a large bowl. Pour the dressing over the warm rice and mix well. Let it soak in a little, then toss in the roasted vegetables together with roasting juice, sliced celery and chopped chives.
  5. To serve, place them over some salad greens and top with sardines. | © 2019 | | © 2019 |


Nancy Chan 21/8/19 08:40

Looks delicious. Haven't taken lunch and am feeling hungry looking at the pictures.

Kitchen Riffs 21/8/19 15:24

Good salad -- tons of flavor and very nutritious. Yum! :-) Thanks.

Mae Travels 21/8/19 15:29

With the sardines, I would view this as a main-course salad! Your flavor profile here is really tempting.

best... mae at

kitchen flavours 21/8/19 16:13

A beautiful and healthy delicious dish!

Juliana 21/8/19 20:50

This is such a healthy and delicious salad...I love the red rice and the sardines in it...thanks for the recipe Angie. Have a great rest of the week!

Evelyne CulturEatz 21/8/19 22:09

I do love red rice and it's flavors. And this is a great salad for sure. I may skip the sardines though lol.

Pam 21/8/19 23:47

Great salad, Angie! I love sardines and am looking forward to making this! Thanks for the recipe!

mjskit 22/8/19 03:51

Perfect timing. I was planning on making a green bean salad tomorrow night and here it is. Great salad, but I will have to admit the sardines. Not a fan. Thanks Angie!

Natalia 22/8/19 08:50

Wow,this dish looks amazing, love your pictures☺

2pots2cook 22/8/19 09:58

Must try ! Definitely our cup of tea ! :-)

speedy70 22/8/19 10:24

Un delizioso piatto unico per me!!!!

Christine Ho 22/8/19 15:34

I also like to make salad with sardines. I'm so intrigued by your version. Good combination, Angie.

Ashley@CookNourishBliss 22/8/19 17:58

I don't know that I've had red rice on its own before - looks delicious!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 23/8/19 00:42

I love the flavor of red rice but have only used it in soup so far. Love the idea of using it in this salad, Angie!

Amelia 23/8/19 05:45

Hi Angie, the red rice salad look good and appetizing. As usual your photography skill is excellent.
Thanks for dropping by my blog and still remember me. :)) After a long hiatus I decided to come back again. Catch up with your other recipes later. Have a nice day.

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 23/8/19 09:50

I grew up eating sardines and i think I have a couple tins in the pantry! This salad is perfect for a delicious lunch!

Jean | 23/8/19 15:49

Angie, what a great combination of flavors and textures! I consider that your specialty!

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 24/8/19 01:43

I love green beans never had the rice sounds wonderful!

Valentina 24/8/19 06:30

I've always love sardines (and anchovies). I have a friend who says he likes everything except "small, salty fish," and I want to change his mind! Maybe this recipe will do it. I also love red rice! ~Valentina

Evi Erlinda 24/8/19 06:53

The healthy way to eat rice and delicious.

Miss Jehan 24/8/19 07:18

need to try this..looks so yum

gluten Free A_Z Blog 24/8/19 13:33

I love the variety of flavors in this delicious looking salad. Green beans are one of my favorites and with mushrooms it is over the top! I'm not sure I've ever seen red rice though. Thanks for a wonderful recipe for summer.

Dahn 24/8/19 17:23

Oh I love red rice and your right it is great as leftovers too. This salad looks delicious.

windowtothebeauty 24/8/19 19:08

Healthy and tasty :D :**Regards

GiGi Eats 25/8/19 15:06

While I am obsessed with salmon, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE sardines too!!! They're so under-rated but so dang healthy :)

Abbe@This is How I Cook 26/8/19 05:04

This sounds like a wonderful salad that is hearty and delish. Perfect for dinner tomorrow night! Thanks Angie for our kind words.

MunatyCooking 26/8/19 07:49

This is a healthy and delicious looking salad :)

Ana Regalado 26/8/19 14:44

Love this delightful-looking salad! The texture and flavour combo sounds really good!

mary anderson 26/8/19 17:43

Good looking rice salad. I've never used red rice to make such a great salad, but it sounds good! By the way, I have the same tray. :)

Catherine 26/8/19 21:54

Dear Angie, Looks delicious and healthy! I love sardines. xo Catherine

Matt - Total Feasts 27/8/19 00:07

I love this, has a real Mediterranean freshness to it!

Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness 27/8/19 01:00

Looks like a delicious and healthy salad. Perfect for the summer months.

Jeff the Chef 27/8/19 14:59

This looks so delicious! It's been quite a while since I have had sardines.

Balvinder 27/8/19 15:22

That's absolutely a filling meal option for summer days.

Kankana Saxena 28/8/19 05:52

Such a lovely filling salad. The red rice gives it such a pretty color too!

Kelly | Foodtasia 31/8/19 11:22

Angie, such an amazing salad! Love the red rice and all the wonderful flavors! Yum!

Reeni 2/9/19 02:04

A beautiful salad! So bright, healthy and delicious! I'd love to try it with chicken.

Noob Cook 3/9/19 03:54

a very flavourful and balanced salad with complex carb, protein and greens.

tigerfish 4/9/19 02:54

Absolutely love this salad because I'm a fan of convenient, protein and omega-3 rich and very flavorful canned sardines!

Zaza 19/9/19 23:50

This salad is fantastic. Would love to eat a red rice salad with sardines and green beans for my dinner. Your photos are making my mouth water:)


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