Edamame Brown Rice & Lentil Salad

This delicious salad is brimming with tasty, colorful ingredients you’ll love. It’s perfect for any lunch or dinner.

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Edamame Brown Rice & Lentil Salad

Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 10 mins
Servings
SERVES 4
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 20 mins

Ingredients

    For Salad:
  • 1 bag Success® Brown Rice
  • 1 cup cooked green or brown lentils
  • 1 cup edamame, cooked, cooled and shelled
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup roasted almonds and/or sunflower seeds, optional
  • For Dressing:
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper

Instructions

Cooking with Edamame

This vibrant dish combines the goodness of edamame beans, nutty brown rice, and protein-packed lentils. Not only is this salad packed with nutrients, but it’s also incredibly versatile. You can customize it to suit your taste by adding your favorite vegetables or dressing. It’s a great option for meal prepping or as a side dish for any occasion.

Furthermore, incorporating edamame into your recipes is a delicious way to add some variety to your meals. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or just starting out in the kitchen, incorporating edamame into your recipes can be both easy and satisfyingEdamame, which are young soybeans, are packed with protein, fiber, and essential nutrients. They have a mild flavor that pairs well with a variety of ingredients and cuisines. From salads and stir-fries to soups and snacks, there are endless possibilities for cooking with edamame.

You can find them in our Quinoa Edamame Power Bowl with Salmon.

One popular way to enjoy edamame is by simply boiling them until they are tender and then sprinkling them with salt for a quick snack. You can also add them to salads for an extra crunch or toss them into stir-fries for added texture. For those looking for something more adventurous, try blending cooked edamame into a creamy dip or spread. You can also use them as a protein-packed addition to soups or stews.

Why Choose Brown Rice?

Compared to white rice, one of the biggest pros of cooking with brown rice is its nutritional value. Brown rice retains these nutrient-rich components. This means that you’ll be getting more fiber, vitamins, and minerals in every serving.

Another advantage of brown rice is its lower glycemic index compared to white rice. This means that it releases glucose into the bloodstream at a slower rate, providing sustained energy and helping to keep blood sugar levels stable.

Additionally, brown rice is a great source of complex carbohydrates, which can help you feel fuller for longer periods of time. It’s also Gluten Free and suitable for those with gluten sensitivities or celiac disease.

Lastly, cooking with brown rice opens up a world of culinary possibilities. Its nutty flavor and slightly chewy texture can add depth and complexity to a variety of dishes ranging from stir-fries to salads. Try some in our Creamy Brown Rice Pudding.

  • Wholesome and satisfying, this Edamame Brown Rice & Lentil Salad made with Success® Brown Rice is a great choice for either lunch or dinner!

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.  

    Step 2

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine rice, lentils, edamame, bell pepper, cucumber, red onion, and parsley. Toss gently to combine. 

    Step 3

  • In a separate small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, garlic, salt, and pepper until well combined. 

    Step 4

  • Toss salad with dressing until well combined. Sprinkle with roasted almonds and sunflower seeds, if using. 

    Recipe Tip

    Let the salad sit for a few minutes to allow the flavors to meld together. You can also refrigerate it for a couple of hours to chill and enhance the taste.