Summer Rice Salad

This is one of my favorite Summer salad. When I lived in Italy in the Summer my mom used to make it very often and it was THE MOST delicious food to eat when we got back from the beach, hungry and thirsty. I remember I use to eat it out of the serving bowl, standing in front of the fridge…it was awesome!

You should try, it’s an experience! A lovely, unforgettable one…

Ingredients (for 6 servings)

  • 1 1/2 cup white rice
  • 250 g plum tomatoes
  • 1/2 jar of ‘condiriso’
  • 1 can (180 g) tuna in oil
  • Basil or arugula
  • 100 g mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • salt
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup artichokes in olive oil

Cook the rice and let it cool down


Dress it with 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, the zest of 1 lemon and the juice of almost 1/2 lemon.


Grab the tomatoes


Cut them in half


and then dice them up


Next up, grab some artichokes in olive oil, these are homemade

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and cut them into halves


dice up the mozzarella cheese


then take the tuna


and the condiriso


and add all the ingredients to a big bowl, together with some fresh and crispy arugula (or basil if you prefer)


Dress with salt and 2 more tbsp of extra virgin olive oil, stir so all the ingredients are well coated


Add the rice too and mix well


Cover your rice salad with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or even over night.


Enjoy nice and chill!


– LittleDani

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An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.