This salad is both savory and sweet, and is perfect to bring to a picnic since it does not have mayonnaise. The brown rice adds a nice nutiness, and makes this dish extra healthy!

Tropical Rice Salad

by Healthy Way To Cook

Ingredients (6 servings)

  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 5 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice, divided
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 3 bananas
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted


Cook rice according to package directions, then put in large bowl and allow to cool.

In separate bowl, whisk together the olive oil, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, coriander, pepper, and salt. Pour dressing mix into bowl with rice and add the onion, celery, and raisins, tossing until mixed well.

Peel the bananas now and cut into bite size pieces, then immediately drizzle with remaining 1 tablespoon lemon juice, tossing to combine.

Add bananas to rice mixture and toss.

Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hours before serving.

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