Corn and rice salad

POSTED: 12:08 PM EDT May 01, 2012    UPDATED: 06:12 AM EDT Oct 20, 2014 
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The salad is a perfect do-ahead dish to serve on hot summer days with grilled chicken or fish. It will keep for 2 days in the refrigerator; however, it is at its best served the day it is prepared.

1 ½ cups cooked brown or white long-grain rice

1 cup frozen yellow or white shoepeg corn, thawed

2 plum tomatoes, cut into ½-inch cubes

¼ cup coarsely chopped fresh basil

Freshly ground pepper, to taste

½ cup of your favorite vinaigrette dressing

Toss together the rice, corn, tomatoes, basil, and pepper in a medium bowl. Add ¼ cup of dressing, toss again. Taste and adjust the seasoning.

Cover and refrigerate. Serve chilled or at room temperature. Drizzle each serving with additional dressing when the plates are assembled.