Cool creamy rice salad with yogurt dressing

Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 35 minutes Total Time 50 minutes
Serves 4 servings     adjust servings

Cool down with this delicious creamy rice salad!


  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups small cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cucumber, diced small
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped


  1. Cook brown rice.
  2. While the rice cooks, chop your veggies and prepare the yogurt dressing.
  3. Mix the yogurt, vinegar, olive oil and salt and pepper together in a small bowl until well combined.
  4. When the rice is finished, rinse under cold water then lay it out on some paper towels or a clean kitchen towel. Pat it dry and put rice in a large bowl.
  5. Add tomatoes and cucumber. Add the yogurt mixture to the bowl and stir everything until it’s well combined.
  6. Add the chopped basil and stir gently to combine.
  7. Serve at room temperature or cold.

Recipe Notes

If making ahead, wait and add the basil when you serve it.

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