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Asian Rice Salad

This Asian Rice Salad is an exciting blend of flavors, color, and texture. The blend of grains and greens with sesame ginger dressing is jaw-dropping delicious!

Asian Rice Salad

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…

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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.

asian rice salad

asian rice salad

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Asian Rice Salad

Asian Rice Salad

5 from 26 ratings
This Asian Rice Salad is an exciting blend of flavors, color, and texture. The blend of grains and greens with sesame ginger dressing is jaw-dropping delicious!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Amy Dong

Ingredients  

For the Salad:

  • 1 bag cooked rice medley, such as Minute Rice, cooled to room temp
  • ½ cup Romaine lettuce, shredded
  • 1 cup matchstick carrots
  • 1 cup red cabbage, shredded
  • 1 cup edamame, shelled
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and sliced
  • ¼ cup freshly chopped cilantro
  • 1 can mandarin oranges, 15oz can, drained
  • 2 cups shredded chicken, rotisserie works well; or omit for meatless
  • ½ cup toasted sliced almonds
  • ¼ cup green onions, sliced thinly

For the Dressing:

Instructions

  • Do Ahead: In a bowl, whisk together all dressing ingredients until well blended. Transfer to desired container and keep chilled until ready to use.
  • When ready to serve: In salad bowl, toss together cooked Multi-Grain Medley, Romaine lettuce, carrots, cabbage, edamame, bell pepper, and cilantro. Toss with enough dressing to coat well. Gently toss in shredded chicken and mandarin oranges, sprinkling in more dressing as desired. Garnish top of salad with almonds and green onions. Serve immediately.
  • * Unused dressing may be kept in an airtight container in fridge for 2-3 weeks.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 528kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 0.05g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 344mg | Potassium: 551mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 5082IU | Vitamin C: 48mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 4mg
Course: Salad, Side
Cuisine: Asian

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325 comments

    • Jessica To

    I like chicken and wild rice.

    • Thomas Murphy

    I like plain white rice with butter.

    • Erica Best

    https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/726453950690529281

    • Erica Best

    shrimp fried rice

    • Bert Ruiz

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    • Bert Ruiz

    I like Mexican rice as a side dish

    • Kathryn C

    my #SweepstakesEntry tweet:

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    • Kathryn C

    #SweepstakesEntry- comment

    I enjoy rice the most when its in stir fry dishes, with other veggies & flavors

    • Jerry Marquardt

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    • Jerry Marquardt

    I like to enjoy my rice bedded on some great Egg Fu Yung. Served with some Teriyaki sauce and I am set.

    • sheila hurt

    I love multi-grain rice with shrimp

    • Faith J.

    Rice as rice pilaf makes the best rice

    • Faith J.

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    • Rose Santuci-Sofranko

    I also tweeted about this great giveaway here:

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    • Rose Santuci-Sofranko
    • 5 stars

    I like to add chicken or ham and a can of cream of chicken/mushroom soup and spices to my rice to make a yummy caserole! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist (at) aol.com

    • Tabathia B

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    • Tabathia B

    I like my rice steamed with diced chicken

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    • Bruce

    Tweeted: https://twitter.com/vranasweep/status/726174400752439296

    • Bruce
    • 5 stars

    I like rice with many dishes. Even plain rice, with veggies and chicken, is great

    • mita

    I like vegetable fried rice.

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