Asian Bulgur Rice Salad Recipe
- 1/2 cup uncooked bulgur
- 1-1/2 cups boiling water
- 1-1/2 cups cooked long grain rice
- 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery
- 1/2 cup coarsely grated carrot
- 1/2 cup sliced green pepper
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- SALAD DRESSING:
- 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon each salt, ground mustard and Chinese five-spice powder
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 9 cups torn mixed salad greens
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
- 1. Place bulgur in a small bowl. Stir in boiling water. Cover and let stand for 30 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed. Drain and squeeze dry.
- 2. In a large bowl, combine the rice, celery, carrot, green pepper, cranberries and bulgur. In a small bowl, whisk the parsley, vinegar, olive oil, onion, water, sesame oil, honey, garlic and seasonings. Pour over rice mixture; toss gently to coat.
- 3. Arrange greens on salad plates. Top with rice mixture; sprinkle with almonds. Yield: 6 servings.
One serving (2/3 cup) equals 203 calories, 8 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 227 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.