I don’t know about you, but I have a hard time breaking from the old …one protein, one starch, two veggies plates of the past. When I serve a meal without a starch, it feels like it’s missing something to me. Goodness knows, I love my pasta, rice and potatoes.
So, when I find a side dish that gives me my starch, and my veggies, I am all over it. Like this, Italian Rice Salad, from Cooking Light.
I’m not going to repost the recipe, I encourage you to follow that link, because this really is an excellent side dish. I made a note that it is the perfect side dish for grilled foods. You can make this ahead and have it ready to go. It would also be great for potlucks. The only changes I made: I used brown basmati rice, cooked it in my rice cooker and chilled it in the fridge (didn’t do the spread out on a cookie sheet that they recommend).
This will be my entry for Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum!
This will be my entry for Souper Sundays (Soup, Salad, or Sammie) hosted by Deb at Kahakai Kitchen. UNLESS, I forget to email her, which is highly likely. And she only encourages me, by sometimes picking up my links and basically allowing me to be a very bad blogger!