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Paradise Rice Salad Recipe

Esther Conrad of Overland Park, Kansas tossed together this satisfying salad starring rice and other healthy ingredients such as spinach, almonds and oranges. "A little citrus makes this a fruitful change of pace from plain lettuce and dressing," she confirms.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat Italian salad dressing
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups cooked rice
  • 2 cups torn fresh spinach
  • 2 small navel oranges, peeled and sectioned
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the orange juice, Italian dressing, orange peel, honey and salt. Add rice; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours. Just before serving, add the spinach, oranges, celery and almonds; toss to coat. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (3/4 cup) equals 171 calories, 4 g fat (trace saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 218 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fruit, 1/2 fat.