Italian Rice Salad

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Try our Italian rice salad, it’s versatile, delicious, and nutritious.

Sunwhite® White Medium-Grain Calrose Rice

Sunwhite® White Medium-Grain Calrose Rice

Sunwhite® Calrose Rice is an oval medium-grain white rice known for its quality and taste. When cooked, Calrose rice becomes soft and tender with a tendency to stick together due to its succulent grains, allowing it to retain its moisture. Sunwhite® Calrose Rice is used in dishes that require a bit more creaminess as well as a side dish to compliment almost every meal. Its versatility means that it can be used in everything from starters and soups to desserts. For best results, rinse this rice with cold water. Drain well before cooking. All rice is naturally gluten-free. 4kg and 9kg packages are available in Jordan only.

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Ingredients to serve:

  • ½ Lemon (zest, and juice)

  • 4 clove Garlic (peeled and minced)

  • 1 tbsp Italian Seasoning

  • 5 tbsp Olive Oil

  • 600 g Sunwhite Medium Grain Rice (leftover)

  • 60 g Black Olives (sliced)

  • 1 Red Onion (peeled and diced)

  • ½ Cucumber (seeded, cut into cubes)

  • 4 tbsp Pine Nuts

  • 100 g Cherry Tomatoes (quartered)

Medium Grain

White medium grain rice is a round, tender and succulent grain, allowing it to lock in moisture when it is cooked. This rice is often used in dishes that require a bit more creaminess, like paella or risotto. It is also ideal in your favourite Middle Eastern, Korean and Spanish dishes.








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  • In a small jar, mix the zest and juice of half a lemon, garlic cloves, Italian seasoning, and olive oil.

  • Loosen the rice out with a spoon or wet hands so that the rice grains are separated.

  • In a large bowl, mix leftover rice and the rest of the salad ingredients. Drizzle the dressing and mix thoroughly.

  • Serve with chopped fresh herbs like basil or parsley if desired.

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