I love grains in salads! It gives a slight crunch while taking the bore out of basic salads with greens as the base.
This week I have been munching on the salad below with a brown rice base. The finely diced toppings
amp up the crunch factor
while offering a variety of different flavors.
Simple Brown Rice Salad
- 1 cup cooked brown rice
- 1/2 red pepper
- 1/2 granny smith apple
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
- 2 celery stalks
- 1 tsp lemon juice
Cook the brown rice according to package directions. While rice is cooking, Finely dice red pepper, apple, and celery. Place diced ingredients in a bowl along with raisins and sunflower seeds and toss with lemon juice. Once rice is done cooking, drain and place in a bowl and top with mixed ingredients.
** Makes 2 servings.
Another simple, but satisfying way to incorporate grains and veggies into your diet
What different ways do you like to prepare salads?