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This Brown Rice Salad with Nuts and Dried Fruit is a perfect side dish - serve it warm or chilled. Make it in advance to save time when guests are over!


4-6 servings

Total time

10 minutes




  • 4 cups cooked brown rice, warm or chilled
  • 0.5 cup slivered almonds
  • 0.5 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 0.33333333333333 cup dried cranberries
  • 0.33333333333333 cup Raisins
  • 0.25 cup parsley leaves
  • 2 scallions
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • Lemon juiced
  • 3 tablespoons high quality olive oil
  • salt & pepper


  1. In a medium pan, toast the slivered almonds over medium heat for about 5 minutes, or until the almonds start to turn golden brown. Remove from heat.
  2. Chop the apricots into small pieces the size of raisins.
  3. Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Serve warm or chilled.