Whether you serve it warm or cool, rice is a brilliant addition to our healthy salads. If you opt for brown or wild rice, you’ll get a slow-releasing, lower GI carbohydrate, or throw in some easy-to-digest white rice as a nice way to bulk up your dish.
These work just as well as a tasty side dish at your next party or festive gathering as they do for a tasty and satisfying lunch at work.
For some healthy ways to add more rice into your salads, take a flick through our recipes. From our Japanese inspired ‘sushi’ salads, to our Indian-style curried rice and cashews, these dishes are the perfect way to take your work lunches to the next level.
Looking for more rice dishes?
This rice salad is perfect for hot summer days – it’s refreshing, crunchy and very simple to prepare.
Five grain salad with feta and oranges
This mixed grain and feta salad recipe includes five ancient grains including rice, barley, couscous, quinoa & freekeh. Serve with nuts and dressing.
Mediterranean grain salad
If you’re looking for a healthy salad with a difference, try this Cypriot-inspired Mediterranean grain salad packed with lentils, brown rice, quinoa, seeds, nuts and fresh herbs.
Chicken with broccolini and asparagus
Packed full of tender miso-glazed chicken, this asparagus and grain salad from our Good Gut Diet book is high protein,low-GI and good for you
Japanese-style tofu salad
Sometimes you’ve just gotta try something new. This easy tofu salad is full of fresh flavours that will make you happy you did.
Larb gai (spicy chicken salad)
Larb is a spicy salad based on minced chicken, beef or pork. It’s popular in Vietnam and Thailand, and regarded as the national dish of Laos.
Tomato and kumara rice salad
A healthy and filling tomato and kumara rice salad.
Warm rice and chickpea salad
A fragrant and delicious warm rice and chickpea salad
Crunchy rice and herb salad
Rice and corn salad
Brown rice salad with pumpkin
There is nothing boring about this inventive salad. Bold flavours of roast pumpkin, pomegranate seeds and nori with brown rice and a miso dressing will give your view of salads a pleasant refresher.
Chicken and toasted rice salad
Wild rice and chorizo salad
Avocado and wasabi rice salad
This creamy, flavoursome dish makes a lovely light lunch or side dish.
Greek-style wild rice salad
Burghul and wild rice salad
This is a good salad for a barbecue as it keeps well and is not fussy about the temperature at which it is served.
Lemon & lime rice salad
Super simple and seriously zesty, this lemon and lime rice salad makes an excellent side dish for lunch or dinner.
Beef and rice salad
This healthy and filling warm beef and rice salad packs a punch with a chilli soy dressing and crisp vegetables. It makes a great lunch, and packs well if you’re looking for something to pop in a lunch box.
Rainbow rice salad
Mountain rice salad with haloumi
The rice base of this salad makes it a wholesome meal fit for a busy weekday lunch.
Moroccan rice salad
Rice salad is a staple side dish at barbecues, and this recipe infuses brown rice with Moroccan-inspired flavours and ingredients.
Antipasto rice salad
An antipasto rice salad with char-grilled eggplant, sun-dried tomato and basil pesto.
Crunchy asian rice salad
Pea and ham brown rice salad
Japanese rice salad with green chilli dressing
Indian rice salad
Fragrant Indian spices make this rice salad absolutely moorish. Serve it as a side dish or as a star stand-alone meal, the combination of roasted cashews, basmati rice, sweet sultanas and fresh vegetables with wow guests.
Seared wasabi salmon and brown rice salad
Sashimi-grade fish must be impeccably fresh and prepared using extremely strict standards of hygiene as the fish is to be eaten raw.
Teriyaki chicken rice salad
Healthy, fragrant and authentic Japanese teriyaki chicken rice salad.
Prawn and brown rice salad
Healthy and delicious dinner ideas have never been easier! Enjoy this tasty, wholesome prawn and brown rice salad, full of flavour the whole family will love!
Smoked trout and brown rice salad
Crispy pork and rice ball salad
Miso vegetables with pounded rice salad
Asian inspired miso vegetables and pounded rice salad – an authentic flavour combination the whole family will love!
Sticky rice with green mango and apple salad
Thai sticky rice (also known as
glutinous' or sweet’ rice) is a short, fat and chalky white rice that becomes soft and sticky once cooked.
Sushi rice salad with grilled prawns and mango
Similar to a deconstructed sushi bowl, this delicious salad showcases all the beautiful flavours of Japanese cooking with some freshly grilled Australian prawns.
Italian brown rice salad
Teriyaki salmon with edamame and cucumber rice salad
Salmon fillet, marinated in this homemade Japanese-style sauce, is perfectly paired with a low-GI rice salad full of edamame and cucumber.
Chicken rice and mega greens mega bowl with tzatziki
Bowl your family over with this vitamin packed dinner. It’s never been easier to your healthy eating goals!