Brown Rice Salad with Citrus-Thai Basil Vinaigrette

Total Time:
50 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
30 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 1 cup pea pods, thinly sliced on an angle
  • 1 small red onion, halved and minced
  • 6 green onions, thinly sliced on an angle
  • Citrus-Thai Basil Vinaigrette, recipe follows
  • Chopped fresh cilantro, Thai basil, and/or mint leaves, for garnish
Directions
  • Combine rice and vegetables in a large bowl. Add the vinaigrette and stir to combine. Let the salad sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving. Garnish with desired herbs.

Citrus-Thai Basil Vinaigrette:
  • 3/4 cup orange juice

  • 1/4 cup lime juice

  • 1/2 cup fresh Thai basil leaves, chopped (substitute regular basil or mint leaves if needed)

  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 heaping tablespoon honey

  • 1/2 cup canola oil

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend for 1 minute


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