This healthy dish works as a light lunch or a side dish. Mediterranean salads are light and fresh and full of healthy unsaturated fats and fiber.

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Credit: Leigh Beisch

Recipe Summary

Yield:
serves 4 (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine tomatoes and water in a small bowl; let stand 10 minutes. Drain and chop; set aside.

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  • Place rice in a large bowl; cover with water to 2 inches above rice. Soak 30 minutes; stirring occasionally. Drain and rinse.

  • Combine rice and 2 cups water in a small saucepan; stir in salt. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Boil 5 minutes or until water level falls just below rice. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook 10 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand, covered, 10 minutes.

  • Spoon rice into a bowl; cool completely and fluff with a fork. Stir in tomatoes, feta, and next 4 ingredients (through pepper); toss well to combine. Sprinkle with pine nuts.

Nutrition Facts

358 calories; calories from fat 29%; fat 11.7g; saturated fat 4.8g; mono fat 4.7g; poly fat 1.7g; protein 10g; carbohydrates 57g; fiber 1g; cholesterol 22mg; iron 1mg; sodium 609mg; calcium 142mg.
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