Rice Salad with a Citrus Vinaigrette

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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.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

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. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4 to 6
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Stove Top

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

How to Make Rice Salad with a Citrus Vinaigrette

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.Place the almonds on a baking sheet and cook for 5 minutes.
  2. For 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.
  3. For 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.
  4. Pour the vinaigrette over the rice and toss well. Garnish with remaining lemon zest and almonds.
  5. Serve at room temperature.

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About Rice Salad with a Citrus Vinaigrette

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



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