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Brown Rice Chicken Salad Recipe
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Brown Rice Chicken Salad Recipe

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“This is a wonderful salad to serve for dinner,” writes Naomi Reed of McMinnville, Oregon. “Not only is it delicious, it's also very pretty.” From sweet carrots and almonds to fresh cilantro and lime, this brings a lovely medley of flavors to the table.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup cubed cooked chicken
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • DRESSING:
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 513 calories, 26 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 54 mg cholesterol, 207 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 27 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. In another small bowl, combine dressing ingredients. Pour over rice mixture; toss to coat. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Brown Rice Chicken Salad in Cooking for 2 Winter 2009, p25

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 513 calories, 26 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 54 mg cholesterol, 207 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 27 g protein.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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