Try this light, refreshing rice salad for your next cook-out! It whips up in minutes, and is chock-full of smoky grilled veggies, soft feta cheese, and crunchy pistachios.
Prep Time 40minutes
Cook Time 10minutes
Total Time 50minutes
Servings 8-10 servings
2large sweet peppershalved and seeded
7cupscooked brown rice
1cupfinely chopped fresh spinach
1cupcrumbled feta cheese
1tablespooncoconut sugaror brown sugar
Preheat a gas or charcoal grill to medium heat. Brush halved zucchini and peppers with olive oil and cook on grill, turning occasionally until veggies are tender, about 10 minutes. Transfer veggies to a cutting board to cool. Once veggies are cooled, thinly slice. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine cooked rice, spinach, feta cheese, pistachios, and grilled veggies. Set aside while you prepare the dressing.
For the dressing, place all ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Shake a few times until dressing is smooth.
Pour dressing over rice salad and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate salad 30 minutes before serving.