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Harvest Basmati Rice Salad with Roasted Corn

A flavorful and nutritious salad perfect for any gathering

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Harvest Basmati Rice Salad with Roasted Corn

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 20 minutesCook time: 35 minutesRest time:1 hour Total time:1 hour 55 minutesServings:8 servingsCalories:458 kcal Best Season:Summer


This vibrant and hearty salad combines the nutty flavor of basmati rice with the sweetness of roasted corn, fresh vegetables, and a zesty dressing. It’s an ideal dish for picnics, potlucks, or a light meal.



  1. In a saucepan, combine the basmati rice and water, then bring to a boil. Lower the heat to a simmer, cover, and cook for 20 minutes.
  2. Set your oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). In a mixing bowl, coat the corn kernels with 3 tablespoons of corn oil. Spread the corn evenly on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they are lightly browned. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, red wine vinegar, 1/2 cup of corn oil, sugar, basil, salt, and pepper.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked rice, roasted corn, tomatoes, the prepared oil mixture, red onion, and green onions. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.


  • – For added protein, consider adding black beans or grilled chicken to the salad.
    – This salad can be made a day ahead and stored in the refrigerator. The flavors will meld beautifully.
    – If you prefer a spicier salad, add a finely chopped jalapeño pepper to the mix.
Keywords:Basmati rice salad, roasted corn, healthy salad, picnic dish

Can I use another type of rice?

Yes, you can substitute basmati rice with jasmine rice or long-grain white rice, though the flavor and texture might differ slightly.

Can I use fresh corn instead of canned?

Absolutely! Fresh corn can be grilled or roasted for a more robust flavor.

How long will this salad last in the refrigerator?

This salad can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Is this salad gluten-free?

Yes, all the ingredients in this salad are naturally gluten-free.

Can I add other vegetables?

Feel free to customize the salad by adding vegetables like cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, or avocados.

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