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The best salads to freshen up this summer you can find them now in Gourmet flavor. We know that the good weather is coming so we are sure that a good salad is the best option to take a healthy, balanced and also fresh food. In our salads we can include all kinds of ingredients and that is why we see now some examples in which the whole rice is present. In Gourmet flavor, salads with brown rice for summer .

Salads with brown rice for summer 

In previous posts and we talked about how to prepare salads during the winter when you have less desire to eat something cold. But now that we are in spring and soon it will start the summer, it is time to tell you how to prepare delicious and nutritious salads with brown rice.
The brown rice is slightly darker and keeps the husk, so all the nutrients are retained. It is recommended for people who make diets to lose weight (for fiber content), for those who have high cholesterol, and for another series of health problems. We can also say that its flavor is something more intense so that you will be able to taste a healthy and tastier salad.
Now let’s look at some of the best recipes to make rich rice salads for this summer.

Nutritious Rice salad

A salad that we call “nutritious” because it has a series of ingredients that provide all the nutrients we need. An ideal dish for summer and a great idea if you don’t know what to eat and you want to be able to prepare something fast.
  • 150 Gr of whole rice (wet and drain it previously)
  • 100 Gr of lettuce
  • 50 gr of Onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 tomato
  • 2 tablespoons of corn
  • 2 pieces of cheese
  • 1 can of tuna in water
  • 1 Dozen Olives
  • Vinegar
  • Salt and oregano
  • Extra virgin olive oil


Put water in a saucepan and when boiling, add the rice and half a teaspoon of salt. Cook for the right time and do not leave too much.
Meanwhile Peel and cut the cubes the carrot, and do the same with the tomato, onion and cheese.
Wash the lettuce well and cut it into long strips. Chop only half of the olives.
Drain the tuna and put it, along with all the vegetables, including the corn and the cheese, in a salad bowl.
Once the rice is cooked, drain it well and wash it under the water jet. Put some olive oil in it and mix it so it doesn’t stick. Add it to the salad bowl.
Pour a splash of vinegar and some oregano. Salar at ease. Decorate with the olives that you have not minced.
This salad can be served immediately somewhat lukewarm or you can take it for a while to the refrigerator and then eat cold, at ease.

Whole-grain rice salad and vegetables



If you are on a diet but do not want to have to eat dishes that do not know anything or with little quantity, nothing like elaborate this rich


  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • Basil at Ease
  • 2 cucumbers
  • 300 grams of brown rice
  • 1 Lettuce Plant
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon coarse salt
  • 3 ripe tomatoes
Cut the cucumber in slices, sprinkle with coarse salt and put in the fridge 20 to 30 minutes (to digest better). We removed and rinsed well to remove the salt.


Boil the rice in abundant water with salt, remove it when it is al dente and cool it under a gush of cold water. Book.


Peel the tomatoes, cut them in rooms and remove the seeds. Then we dry and cut the lettuce.


Place the rice in a salad bowl, tomatoes, cucumber and lettuce. Season with oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper.


We put it in the fridge covered with paper film for 1 hour and 30 minutes. At the time of serving, decorate with basil leaves.


Whole-grain rice salad with apples, walnuts and cherries


Rice is a food that can be combined with all kinds of ingredients, sweet and savoury. So after talking about the salads that are nutritious and the one with vegetables, we have this one with fruits and nuts.


  • 1 cup full Rice
  • 3/4 of a cup of frozen peas
  • 1 apple, cut into pieces
  • 1/4 cup dried and chopped cherries
  • 1/3 Cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 bunch of chives, finely chopped
For the dressing:
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of agave syrup
  • 1 teaspoon yellow miso paste
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds



We start by cooking the rice in about two cups of simmering water until tender, we reserve and enfrriamos at room temperature.


Put the frozen peas in the microwave for 1 minute until they defrost. Once thawed, they are mixed with the apple, cherries, walnuts, chives, and the rice cooled in a large container.


We mix all the ingredients for the dressing. We decorate with a little chives and sesame seeds. And if you have time, let the rice rest for at least eight hours or all night so that the flavors are more united.

Whole-grain rice salad and prawns


Another rich recipe so you can taste a simple whole rice salad with prawns. A good idea to be able to have a light dinner.


  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons fish broth
  • 1/3 Cup (80 ml) lemon juice
  • 1/3 Cup (80 ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 600 g cooked small prawns
  • 2 cups (250 g) cooked brown rice
  • 120 g carrot
  • 400 g peeled cucumber without minced seeds
  • 2 green onions cut into thin slices
  • 1/4 Cup mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
  • Lemon slices, to serve


We mix cumin, sauce, juice, oils and sugar in a large bowl. Stir until sugar dissolves.


Peel and remove the veins the prawns; Add to the bowl with the oil mixture, mix well the prawns.


Add the rice (boiled), carrot, cucumber and onion to the mixture; Mix gently. Season to taste. Pass it on to a great serving dish; It covers with mint leaves and sesame seeds and serves with lemon slices.

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