Parisian Rice Salad


When my daughters returned from their summer in France my oldest asked me if she could make a rice salad for their lunch on their first day back at school.  I realized it had been a really long time since I had made this staple food that just about every French child enjoys on a regular basis.

The traditional rice salad is made with white rice and we decided to use an organic white basmati rice though I personally favor whole grain brown rive and wild rice.  Choose whichever rice you prefer and have fun with your choice of vegetables. The variations on this salad are truly limitless.

Tuna is a must, and you’ll often find a hard boiled egg in a typical rice salad as well. We chose to leave the egg out since my 7 year old is not particularly fond of those.

Another must is to generously douse your salad in a delicious olive oil.. Salt and pepper and you are good to go.

Here is the recipe we came up with.


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Parisian Rice Salad
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A staple food of most French children this delicious rice salad makes a delightful and complete meal that is simple to make and wonderfully healthy.
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: French
Serves: 8
  • 2 cups cooked rice, cooled
  • 10 oz canned tuna
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • ½ organic cucumber or 2 small organic persian cucumbers, diced
  • 1 cup organic corn
  • ½ cup pitted kalamata olives, sliced
  • 1 avocado, cubed
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • fresh ground salt and pepper to taste
  1. Place all ingredients in a salad bowl.
  2. Drizzle with a generous amount of olive oil.
  3. Add fresh ground salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Toss and chill before serving.
  5. Add a garnish of fresh parsley when serving.
  6. Enjoy!



About Valerie 

Valerie Remy-Milora is the mother of 3 amazing girls, an author, public speaker, coach and founder of Scrumptious Moms. She is passionate about empowering moms to embrace self care and live a vibrant, joyful life with their loved ones. A health and fitness nut, she is an advocate for chemical-free living, real food and GMO labeling. She believes in the sanctity of life from conception to natural death.

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  1. What a family pleaser this would be. I can’t wait to try it!

  2. My kids all have slightly different preferences but this recipe sounds really easy to adapt and make it a home run for everyone.

  3. Looks delicious and healthy.

  4. Looks delicious. Sadly for me my kids refuse to eat rice as I love it.

  5. Mmmm, this looks so good! Going on my menu plan for sure!

  6. That looks delicious! I need to pick up a few ingredients so I can make this.

  7. This rice salad looks like it would be great on a Summer evening. Nice and light!

  8. Yum! My kids love dishes like this where everything is mixed together, so I will definitely be making this!

  9. Looks yummy! Our family loves to eat different kinds of rice recipes.

  10. This looks great and thankfully I don’t have picky kids. They know if mom made it that is the only option. Take it or leave it. Looks tasty and healthy.

  11. I’ve never tried Tuna in anything other than a sandwich, I might have to give this a try with the kids.

  12. That looks SO good! I am saving this for later.

  13. This looks so good. Can’t wait to try it!

  14. Nena Sinclair says:

    This sounds awesome! I love rice salads!

  15. Judy Thomas says:

    Thank you. I love trying different salads.

  16. sheila ressel says:

    I’ve been looking for a recipe for a good rice salad and this one seems to fit the bill. Pinning it so I’ll always have the recipe.

    • I came up with this salad at my oldest daughter’s urging. It’s funny I used to enjoy rice salads as kid. I grew up n France where they are pretty popular. By somehow I’d never really prepared them for my family… Until my oldest came back from a friend’s and told me how much she’d enjoyed the one her mom’s friend had prepared. 🙂

  17. john hutchens says:

    This sounds delicious. My wife purchased me some black truffle oil I think I will try with this recipe instead of the olive oil.

  18. I’ve never heard of anything like this before. Sounds really tasty. Going to have to give it a shot

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