Fresh Spinach and Rice Salad Bowl Recipe - Vegetarian Food

Fresh Spinach and Rice Salad Bowl

Fresh Spinach and Rice Salad Bowl Recipe - Vegetarian Food
Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 20 minutes | Servings: 4 | Vegetarian diet


Fresh Spinach and Rice Salad Bowl
Fresh Spinach and Rice Salad Bowl

Fresh Spinach and Rice Salad Bowl is a delicious and nutritious dish that is perfect for a light lunch or dinner. Packed with fresh vegetables, eggs, and rice, this salad is not only satisfying but also easy to prepare.


This recipe is a modern twist on the classic spinach salad, which has been a popular dish for many years. The addition of rice adds a hearty element to the salad, making it a more substantial meal.


How to prepare

  1. Wash the spinach thoroughly.
  2. Break off the stems and measure 1 qt (946 ml).
  3. If the leaves are large, tear them into bite-sized pieces.
  4. Shake the spinach in a towel to dry it well.
  5. Arrange the spinach attractively with other vegetables, eggs, and rice in a salad bowl.
  6. Chill the salad.
  7. When ready to serve, season it, add the dressing, and toss it lightly.


  • Add cooked chicken or shrimp for extra protein.
  • Substitute quinoa or couscous for the rice.
  • Top the salad with crumbled feta or goat cheese for added flavor.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to wash the spinach thoroughly to remove any dirt or debris.

- To make the salad more flavorful, you can add other vegetables such as bell peppers, cucumbers, or cherry tomatoes.

- Hard-cooked eggs can be prepared ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Serving Suggestions

This salad can be served as a main dish or as a side dish alongside grilled chicken or fish.

Cooking Techniques

Be sure to cook the rice according to package instructions and allow it to cool completely before adding it to the salad.

- Hard-cook the eggs by placing them in a pot of cold water, bringing it to a boil, and then simmering for 10 minutes before cooling in ice water.

Ingredient Substitutions

Use baby spinach or mixed greens in place of fresh spinach.

- Substitute red onion for the white onion.

Make Ahead Tips

This salad can be prepared ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Just be sure to add the dressing right before serving to prevent the salad from becoming soggy.

Presentation Ideas

Serve the salad in a large bowl or on individual plates, garnished with fresh herbs or a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.

Pairing Recommendations

This salad pairs well with a crisp white wine or a light beer.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Leftover salad can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Do not freeze. Reheat in the microwave or enjoy cold.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Calories: 250 per serving


Carbohydrates: 25g per serving


Fats: 10g per serving


Proteins: 12g per serving

Vitamins and minerals

This salad is rich in vitamins A, C, and K, as well as minerals such as iron and potassium.


This recipe contains eggs.


This salad is a well-rounded meal that provides a good balance of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, as well as essential vitamins and minerals.


Fresh Spinach and Rice Salad Bowl is a healthy and delicious meal that is perfect for any occasion. Packed with fresh vegetables, eggs, and rice, this salad is sure to become a new favorite in your recipe collection.

How did I get this recipe?

I remember the sense of wonder I felt when I first saw this recipe for Fresh Spinach and Rice Salad Bowl. It was many years ago, when I was just a young girl living in a small village in the countryside. My grandmother, who was known for her delicious and hearty meals, had just returned from a trip to the city and brought back a handful of new recipes she had picked up along the way.

Among them was this unique salad bowl, a refreshing and healthy dish that combined fresh spinach with fluffy white rice, and a medley of colorful vegetables. I was captivated by the vibrant colors and textures of the dish, and couldn't wait to learn how to make it myself.

Grandmother, sensing my excitement, invited me into the kitchen to help her prepare the salad bowl. She began by washing and chopping the fresh spinach, while I carefully measured out the rice and set it to cook on the stove. As the rice simmered away, filling the kitchen with its warm and nutty aroma, Grandmother showed me how to prepare the dressing for the salad.

She squeezed fresh lemon juice into a small bowl, added a splash of olive oil, a pinch of salt, and a sprinkle of herbs and spices. Then, she whisked it all together until it was smooth and creamy, the flavors mingling and melding together in perfect harmony.

Once the rice was cooked and cooled, Grandmother mixed it with the fresh spinach, diced tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, and grated carrots. She poured the dressing over the salad, tossing it all together until every ingredient was coated in the tangy, herb-infused dressing. The colors of the salad bowl were now even more vibrant, a symphony of greens, reds, and oranges that seemed to dance before my eyes.

As we sat down to enjoy our meal, I marveled at the flavors and textures of the salad bowl. The tender rice, the crisp vegetables, the zesty dressing – it was a feast for the senses, a celebration of freshness and flavor that I had never experienced before.

That day, Grandmother taught me more than just a recipe for a salad bowl. She taught me the importance of using fresh, seasonal ingredients, of taking the time to prepare a meal with care and love, and of sharing that meal with those you hold dear.

Over the years, I have made the Fresh Spinach and Rice Salad Bowl many times, adapting and tweaking the recipe to suit my own tastes and preferences. I have added grilled chicken or shrimp for protein, toasted nuts or seeds for crunch, and different herbs and spices for a twist of flavor.

But no matter how many variations I try, the essence of the salad bowl remains the same – a simple yet elegant dish that celebrates the beauty and bounty of nature, and the joy of cooking and sharing a delicious meal with loved ones.

And whenever I make the Fresh Spinach and Rice Salad Bowl, I can't help but think of my grandmother, and the sense of wonder and gratitude I felt that day in her kitchen, learning how to make a dish that would become a staple in my own culinary repertoire.


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