July 21, 2018
Thai Jasmine White Rice in a basket

Jasmine Rice Salad

by Berkeley Wellness  

Jasmine rice is a traditional Thai rice variety and one of the so-called aromatic rices, which have a distinctive nutty flavor. If you can’t find jasmine, substitute basmati, Texmati, or pecan rice.


  • 1⅓ cups jasmine rice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup plain fat-free yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon light mayonnaise
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese (3 ounces)
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh dill
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, cut into ½-inch cubes
  • ⅓ cup hulled pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
  • ⅓ cup raisins


1. In a medium saucepan, cook the rice according to package directions, using ¼ teaspoon of the salt.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together the yogurt, lemon juice, mayonnaise, feta cheese, dill, mint, and the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt.

3. Add the rice and fluff with a fork. Add the tomatoes, apples, pumpkin seeds, and raisins, and toss to combine. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition per serving: 470 calories, 11g total fat (4g saturated), 4g dietary fiber, 80g carbohydrate, 14g protein, 475mg sodium.

A good source of: riboflavin, vitamin B12.

Also see Thai-Style Beef and Noodle Salad.