Healthy Vegetarian Recipes For Cool Summer Meals
Here are some quick and easy cold rice salad recipes for summer. These are flavorful and healthy recipes and make perfect summer meals quickly and, because of their easy preparation, you will be in and out of the kitchen in no time. Enjoy these simple recipes anytime. They are great meals for vegetarians or anyone looking for healthy meal choices.
Each recipe makes 2 to 3 servings.
Preparation Directions: For easy preparation, make the rice ahead of time and allow to cool before adding the rest of the salad ingredients. Just combine all the ingredients together in a bowl with salt and pepper to taste, cover, and chill in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve.
Rice and Veggie Bacon Salad: Combine in a bowl and mix well: 2 cups cooked and cooled basmati rice, 1 tomato (diced), 2 slices vegetarian bacon (cooked and crumbled), 1 yellow bell pepper (seeded and diced), 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil, and 1 to 2 tablespoons of brown rice vinegar. To serve: Combine some shredded cabbage and chow mein noodles together and place this combination on each plate and serve salad on top.
Chilled Asian Rice Salad: Combine in a bowl and mix well: 2 cups cooked and cooled white rice, 1 teaspoon grated ginger, three-quarters cup broccoli slaw, one-quarter cup jicama (peeled and diced), 1 large scallion (sliced), and peanut sauce (to taste). To serve: Serve salad on a bed of baby bok choy leaves (raw or lightly steamed and chilled).
Egg and Rice Salad: Combine in a bowl and mix well: 2 cups cooked and cooled brown rice, 1 tablespoon fresh dill (chopped), 1 hard boiled egg (chopped), a few dill pickle slices (chopped), one-half cup celery (diced), one-quarter cup plain yogurt, and one-quarter cup mayonnaise . To serve: Serve salad over some steamed and chilled asparagus spears dressed with some fresh squeezed lemon juice.
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