Insalata di riso

Hi! It’s again time for world on a plate! And this month we are doing grain salads.

I am late with the posting because of the Italy-England game and I have 3000 things to do before going to theater in 1 hour… So I’ll be brief and get straight business.

As grain salad, I am proposing an Italian classic: Insalata di riso (rice salad). The dish is typically eaten in summer and is a salad made with boiled rice and whatever you have in the fridge. Typical ingredients include: pickles, pickled onions, cubed ham, cubed cheese, boiled eggs, olives, tuna, pickled pepper, tomatoes, giardiniera, boiled peas…. Basically whatever you have in the fridge and like.

It is a dish that keeps well and can be enjoyed for days. It also works great for open air picnics or lunches. And obviously is a great way of using up leftovers.

Remember to check out what kind of salads people make around the globe!

#WorldOnAPlate: Insalata di riso

#WorldOnAPlate: Insalata di riso


  • 7. oz rice
  • 1 cup pickled vegetables (whatever you have and like)
  • 1 can tuna or 1/3 cup cubed ham
  • 1/3 cup cubed cheese
  • 2 boiled eggs
  • olive oil


  1. Boil rice and let it cool down
  2. In a bowl add all the ingredients cut to more or less equal size.
  3. Add the cold rice and mix well
  4. If needed add olive oil and seasoning (salt and pepper)

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