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“Daddy’s” Rice Salad

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“Daddy’s” Rice Salad
  • Difficulty: Medium



“Daddy’s” Rice Salad
A nutritious salad

Rice has a significant presence in cuisines around the world. In Greek cuisine it is a major ingredient in favorite dishes such as stuffed vegetables, spinach, tomatoes and so much more. Rice is a food of particular nutritional value as it is rich in B vitamins other than B12. It also contains potassium, magnesium, phosphorus and iron. An important advantage of rice is that it is gluten free, the basic protein of cereals. For this reason it can be consumed by people with gluten intolerance, the known celiac disease. Rice is one of the essential elements of a vegetarian diet.

In this salad we combine rice with vegetables and fish to enhance the variety of amino acids and nutrients.

In Tinos they are used to serving it during fasting periods and I really liked that I tried it in Kardiani, from my beloved friend Yiannis Vidalis.

Of course you can make it even more amazing with your own signature, adding other ingredients from tomatoes and octopus to sausages and prosciutto if you want to give  a meaty version.

The choice is yours in order to make the most imaginable salad.

“Daddy’s” Rice Salad
By Ioannis Vidalis, hotelier of the Vicentzo Hotel, Tinos Town



We boil rice in flavored water and we let it cool in a salad bowl. We dip the tuna, clean and slice the squid.


We rinse the peas and corn if they are canned and we strain them.

30 minutes

In a large salad bowl, we put the rice and we mix with all the ingredients. We cover the bowl with a transparent film and we put it in the fridge for 30 minutes, if we want to "stand" better.


Remove the salad and sprinkle with parsley and freshly ground peppers and sprinkle with lemon juice, olive oil and ouzo.


We stir again and we serve.

Sissy N.

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Pork in the oven wrapped in baking paper

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