Mexican Rice Salad

A white bowl filled with Mexican Rice Salad

This Rice Salad is filled with fresh Mexican flavors and good for you veggies. Have it as a side dish or add some protein to serve it as a main dish!




  1. Bring 2 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in rice and salt and return to a boil over medium-high heat.
  2. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and cook until rice is tender and has absorbed all the liquid, 18 to 20 minutes
  3. Remove from heat and let steam, covered, for 5 minutes. Then spread onto a rimmed baking sheet. Let rice cool completely then transfer to a large bowl.
  4. To make the dressing: On a separate bowl, whisk the oil, honey, garlic, cumin, 1/2 tsp kosher salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, lime zest and remaining lime juice.
  5. Drizzle the dressing over the rice.
  6. Add the tomatoes, avocado, jalapeño and cilantro. Toss to combine.
  7. Taste for salt & pepper and add more if needed.
  8. When ready to serve top with chopped cilantro (optional)



Keywords: cold rice salad, lemon, dressing, savoury, easy, healthy Mexican recipes.