Lunchbox Ideas: Fruity Rice Salad

Jill Holtz

August 29, 2017

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Need some new lunchbox ideas for your child to take to school? How about this Fruity Rice Salad recipe from Tesco. Kids will have fun mixing together this salad and bonus, you can make the salad and chill it up to two days in advance.

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  • 250g cooked wholegrain basmati rice, cooled
  • 30g raisins and sultanas
  • 40g low-fat cheese, cut into small cubes
  • 1 apple, cored and cut into small cubes (tossed in a little lemon juice)
  • 75g frozen peas
  • 35g sliced ham, chopped
  • 1 lemon, zest and a squeeze of juice
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp runny honey


In a bowl, mix together the cooked rice, raisins and sultanas, cheese cubes, chopped apple, peas and goodness sliced ham.

In a small bowl, whisk together a squeeze of lemon juice, olive oil, Dijon mustard and honey and season.

Pour over the rice salad, then it’s time for another stir before covering and chilling until ready to serve.

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Over to you now. Have you tried this fruity rice salad recipe? Tell us what your child thought of it in the comments below, we’d love to hear from you!

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Published On: August 29th, 2017 / Categories: Food and Recipes, School / Last Updated: April 3rd, 2021 / Tags: , , /

About the Author: Jill Holtz

Jill is one of the co-founders of Mykidstime and a mum of 2 girls

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