This is a great recipe for when it’s just too hot to cook. If you are taking this dish to a potluck dinner, wait until you arrive to add the fresh fruit. It will not have to be heated or refrigerated.


2 cups of cooked long grain rice
2 Tablespoons of olive oil
2 Tablespoons of orange juice
1 Tablespoon of vinegar
2 teaspoons of chopped shallots
¼ teaspoon of salt
¼ teaspoon of pepper

1 cup of chopped fresh peach
¾ cup of fresh blueberries
¾ cup of fresh strawberries
3 Tablespoons of toasted almonds


  1. Heat a small, dry skillet, add almonds and stir until toasted.
  2. Whisk together the oil, juice, vinegar, shallots, salt and pepper.
  3. Add the almonds, cooked rice, peach and berries and toss gently.