25 interesting and filling grain- and rice-based salad recipes

Cook up a pot of grains, rice or both and you've got the beginnings of a healthy, hearty salad with staying power. Try our recipes below or create your own by following Jill Dupleix's endlessly riffable method: Start with cooked brown rice, pearl barley or your favourite grain or pulse. Add anything green - spinach, zucchini, cucumber, spring onions, mint. Then go to town with what's in the garden, the fridge and the cupboard: nuts and seeds, sprouts, dried fruits, red onion, goat's cheese or feta, shredded roast chicken or hot-smoked salmon. Her simple dressing (see Greens and grains salad, below) is a good starting point.

Quinoa and red rice salad with spicy cauliflower and black lentils.