Sesame Brown Rice Salad

This whole grain sesame brown rice salad is a great way to incorporate new vegetables onto your plate alongside whole grain brown rice for a filling meal.

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Servings SERVES 4

Ingredients

  • 1 bag Success® Brown Rice
  • ½ cup jicama, cut into strips
  • ¼ cup carrot, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup radishes, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup green bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp vinegar
  • 2 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger root, minced
  • 1 each minced garlic
  • ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds

Instructions

  • This Asian-inspired salad made with Success® Brown Rice is loaded with crisp vegetables and topped with a savory blend of oil, ginger, garlic and cayenne pepper for a kick.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions. Cool.

    Step 2

  • Place rice in a large bowl. Add vegetables; mix lightly.

    Step 3

  • Blend together oils, vinegar, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and cayenne pepper in a small bowl. Add to rice mixture with sesame seeds; toss lightly. Refrigerate at least 2 hours.

Root, Root Root For…Vegetables

If you’re tired of the classic salad with lettuce, tomato and carrots, switch things up. Salads like this one or a Southern Brown Rice Salad are great ways to incorporate new vegetables onto your plate like jicama and radish and whole grains without having to use new cooking methods.

All that you need for this salad is a knife and chopping board, bowl and a mixing spoon.

How to make your salad

This salad is simple but may require a bit of preparation, so we suggest you make it into a meal prep idea. Chop more vegetables than you need so that you can keep them handy for later meals or throughout the week. Only mix together what is necessary and keep the remaining ingredients like the oil blend and rice with vegetables separate so they will keep for longer. When you’re ready to combine and take with you to the office, school or wherever combine and let the flavors marinate.

If you’re not a fan of spicy food, simply omit the cayenne pepper or add in more if you feel it’s not enough. You can also add in a squirt of sriracha sauce to the final bowl but if you’ve never tried it, start small and work your way up! If you can’t find jicama at your local store, try using raw cabbage and kale instead.