Colusari™ Red Rice, Cucumber, Ponzu & Mint Salad

Colusari™ Red Rice, Cucumber, Ponzu & Mint Salad

This cool whole-grains salad brings beautiful color and flavor to the table. It stars Colusari™ Red Rice, a stunning burgundy rice exclusive to InHarvest and grown in the lush Sacramento Valley. For this easy-build summer salad, just cook and cool the rice, then add cucumber, fresh mint, thyme, lemon juice and ponzu sauce.

InHarvest Products Used


Yield: 5 cups

  • 3 c. water
  • 8 oz. InHarvest Colusari™ Red Rice or Sprouted Sienna Red™ Rice
  • 2 c. medium-dice seedless, peeled cucumber
  • ¾ c. chiffonade of fresh mint
  • 1 T. dried thyme
  • ¼ c. lemon juice
  • ½ c. ponzu sauce


  1. Bring water to a boil. Add InHarvest Colusari Red Rice or Sprouted Sienna Red™ Rice . Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 30 to 40 minutes or until desired texture. Lay rice out on a sheet pan and chill.
  2. In a bowl, add the chilled rice and remaining ingredients. Blend well to incorporate. Serve cold for optimal flavor.

 Chef’s note: To make this recipe vegan, replace the ponzu and ¼ c. lemon juice with low-sodium soy sauce. Flavor to taste with lemon and lime juices.