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Mediterranean Rice Salad

Courtesy of Cakokia Rice
Course Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 12


  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Salt
  • 1-1/2 cups Cahokia High Protein white rice
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh oregano minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups chopped spinach leaves
  • 1 red bell pepper finely chopped
  • 1 small cucumber peeled, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Green onions chopped
  • 1/2 cup Kalamata olives chopped
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese


  • In a medium saucepan, bring 2-1/2 cups water to boil.
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon salt and rice. Turn heat to low, cover and allow to simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes.
  • Uncover and fluff with fork.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, oregano, pepper, pepper flakes and remaining teaspoon of salt.
  • Add rice to dressing and toss mixture to combine.
  • Add spinach, toss and let sit until it is no longer steaming.
  • Add remaining ingredients and toss again. Serve at room temperature or cold.


Nutrition information: 155 calories; 9.1g fat; 387mg sodium; 15.6g carbohydrates; 5.9g protein.