Rice Salad with a Citrus Vinaigrette

Kelly Phillips

By
@mypassioniscooking

This is an incredible salad to serve with grilled Tilapia on a hot summer day or on a cold winter day. You don't have to worry about keeping it cool or warm.


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Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
Serves:
4 to 6
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Stove Top

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This delicious salad was a wonderful surprise to the entire Crew... surprising in that we all agreed on how good it is! Great choice for a picnic or potluck.

Ingredients

RICE SALAD

1/2 c
sliced or slivered almonds, roasted
4 c
chicken broth
2 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
1/2 tsp
salt
2 c
basmati rice
3/4 c
fresh chopped parsley
1
lemon, zested
1 medium
orange, zested
1 c
chopped green onion

VINAIGRETTE

1/2 c
olive oil, extra virgin
3 Tbsp
fresh lemon juice
1/4 c
fresh orange juice
2 Tbsp
soy sauce
1 Tbsp
honey
1 1/2 tsp
ground cumin
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 350 degrees.Place the almonds on a baking sheet and cook for 5 minutes.

2For rice salad:
In a meduim sauce pan, bring the chicken broth, salt and and oil to a boil. Stir in rice. Place lid on sauce pan and reduce to a simmer for 40 minutes or until rice is tender. Let rice sit for 5 minutes then place in large serving bowl. Fluff rice with fork. After rice has completely cooled, add parsley, orange zest, 1/2 of lemon zest, green onions and 1/4 cup of the almonds. Toss.

3For the vinaigrette:
In a blender combine olive oil, orange juice, lemon juice, soy sauce, honey and cumin. Blend until smooth. Season with salt and fresh ground pepper.

4Pour the vinaigrette over the rice and toss well. Garnish with remaining lemon zest and almonds.

5Serve at room temperature.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Rice Sides, Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #almonds