Once upon a time far far away, I erroneously thought salad = bowl of lettuce. My friends probably believed the same thing. If only we had known.
The first time I entered the world of a real salad, it was kind of mind-blowing. Who knew salads could be all exciting and amazingly delicious? Note to Self 15 years ago: anything is possible in the world of salads.
The turning point came when a good friend, who’s a diva in the kitchen, brought me a salad with rice mixed in. I was instantly smitten. That was eons ago, but I’ve never forgotten the magic…
Since that long ago moment of salad bliss, I’ve embarked on many salad adventures. We gorge on everything from our Wheat Berry Salad with Apples to our Vietnamese Style Rice Salad (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free.)
Are you feeling the pattern? It’s all about the grains. They’re rock stars in salads. Which brings me to this Asian Rice Salad. It’s stunningly delicious. Made with bright crispy veggies, a multigrain instant rice mix, and delightful sesame ginger dressing.