Mediterranean Rice Salad

Mediterranean Rice Salad
Servings: 4 Start to Finish 20 mins


  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups instant brown rice
  • 3/4 cup light Italian salad dressing
  • 1 can (12 ounces) tuna, packed in water, drained and flaked
  • 1 package (9 ounces) frozen French-cut green beans, thawed and drained (see Note, below)
  • 1 small ripe black olives, pitted
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Lettuce leaves
  • 3 small tomatoes, cored and cut into thin wedges

Make It

1. Combine water and salt in medium-size saucepan. Bring to boiling. Stir in rice; cover saucepan and set aside for 10 minutes or until all the water is absorbed by the rice. Transfer to large bowl.

2. Gently stir Italian dressing into rice until rice is well coated. Gently fold in tuna, thawed green beans, olives and black pepper with a rubber spatula. Serve the salad immediately at room temperature, or refrigerate, covered, for several hours or until well chilled.

3. To serve, either at room temperature or chilled, arrange lettuce leaves on 4 plates. Spoon salad over lettuce leaves on each plate. Surround with tomato wedges. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 391, Fat, total (g): 11, chol. (mg): 31, carb. (g): 53, pro. (g): 24, sodium (mg): 1125, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.