Sweet and Savory Rice Salad with Cranberries and Walnuts
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Recipe type: Salad
 
This sweet and savory rice salad is perfect as a side dish, snack, or healthy, filling meal. It's full of protein, fiber, and nutrients.
Ingredients
Salad
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries & raisins
  • ¼ cup chopped toasted walnuts, roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup shredded carrot
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • ⅓ cup red wine vinaigrette
  • 1 - 2 teaspoons honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Easy Red Wine Vinaigrette
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
Instructions
Salad
  1. Add the rice, green onions, raisins, cranberries, and walnuts to a large bowl. Stir to combine.
  2. Push the ingredients to the sides of the bowl, and pour the dressing and honey into the bottom.
  3. Use the same spoon to mix the two together, and then stir dressing into the salad.
  4. Taste and add salt and pepper to your liking. You can also add more dressing, if desired.
  5. Serve at room temperature.
Easy Red Wine Vinaigrette
  1. Add all of the ingredients to a jar with a tight-fitting lid, and shake vigorously until it's emulsified.
  2. Taste and adjust the salt and pepper to your liking.
Recipe by 5 Minutes for Mom at http://www.5minutesformom.com/124130/sweet-and-savory-rice-salad-with-cranberries-and-walnuts-recipe/