Sweet Tea Rice Tabbouleh

Sweet Tea Rice TabboulehRecipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell


Makes 6 servings
Total time: 2 Hours

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 10 Minutes
Total: 2 Hours


2 cups sweetened tea
1 cup uncooked long-grain rice
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
3 green onions, thinly sliced
1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons lemon zest
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper


1. Bring tea to a boil in a 3-qt. saucepan over medium-high heat; stir in rice and 1/2 tsp. salt. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 20 minutes or until tea is absorbed and rice is tender.

2. Transfer rice to a large bowl, and let cool completely (about 30 minutes). Stir in tomatoes, green onions, parsley, mint, olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, 1/2 tsp. salt, and pepper. Cover and chill 1 hour.