How To Make Roasted Corn and Basmati Rice Salad


2 cups uncooked basmati rice
1 quart water
8 ears corn, kernels cut from cob
3 tablespoons corn oil
1 lemon, juiced
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 cup corn oil
1 tablespoon white sugar
1/2 cup minced fresh basil
salt and pepper to taste
3 tomatoes – peeled, seeded and diced
1 large red onion, diced
6 green onions, chopped


In a medium pot, bring the basmati rice and water to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 20 minutes.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). In a bowl, toss the corn kernels with 3 tablespoons corn oil. Spread the corn on a large baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned. remove from heat, and cool.

In a bowl, mix the lemon juice, red wine vinegar, 1/2 cup corn oil, sugar, basil, salt, and pepper.

In a large bowl, toss together the cooked rice, cooked corn, tomatoes, corn oil mixture, red onion, and green onions. Cover, and chill at least 1 hour before serving.