Turn boring rice into a festive dish by adding a few veggies, protein and a homemade vinaigrette. Pair with a side salad or cup of soup, or serve as a side to your favorite main dish.

Recipe and photography by Brenda of Meal Planning Magic.

Italian Vegetable Wild Rice Salad

Grace Vilches
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dairy Free
Servings 8
Calories 177 kcal


  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 cups cooked wild rice cooled
  • 1 cup diced cooked ham
  • 4 ounces pepperoni chopped
  • 1/2 small red onion chopped
  • 1 bell pepper chopped
  • 1 small cucumber peeled, chopped


  • Combine lemon juice, vinegar, parsley, oregano, salt, pepper and olive oil in small bowl. Set aside.
  • Combine rice, ham, pepperoni, onion, bell pepper and cucumber in large bowl. Stir gently to mix. Refrigerate 1 hour. Before serving, mix in dressing.


Calories: 177kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 3gFat: 7gSodium: 148mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2g
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