Fruits and vegetables blend together to make this scrumptious Asian salad. Treat yourself to a fresh, whole grain and savory meal by whipping up this Brown Rice Salad with Orange Dressing – did we mention it also has avocados in it? Happy eating!
Prepare Mahatma® Whole Grain Brown Rice according to package directions. Step aside and let cool.
In a large mixing bowl toss together gently the cooled cooked rice, cooked and deveined shrimp, chopped onion, bell pepper and jalapeño pepper and washed salad greens.
Whisk together the salad dressing and orange marmalade, blending well. Add salt and pepper to taste, if desired.
Add orange dressing, diced Asian pear, avocado and mango and mint leaves to shrimp mixture just before serving, tossing gently until well blended. Divide equally among 4 serving plates.
Asian inspired recipes are among our favorites, from Fried Rice to this enticing fresh salad. By mixing in watery fruits like Asian pear and mango with avocados and peppers, this dish has the right dose of fruits and vegetables to get you going. Add shrimp and brown rice for a hearty meal.
Our Mahatma® 100% Whole Grain Brown Rice cooks up separately and has a chewy texture that will help you enjoy every bite of this oriental-inspired salad. Also, its nutty flavor is the perfect match for the sesame seeds and the orange vinaigrette.
The best part about rice salads is the versatility – by interchanging some of the ingredients you can create a whole new dish that is just as delicious as the original. For instance, if you’re not into the citrus vinaigrette, drop the orange and dress your salad with soy sauce.
Jalapeño peppers not adding that spicy touch? Marinate the shrimp with spicy sauce before cooking and they are sure to be on fire with flavor in a few minutes soaking.
Not into mangoes? That’s ok, double up on pears and try adding some coconut flakes to maintain the exotic touch.
If you are looking for an even more sustainable rice product but want to keep this salad whole-grain, swap the suggested rice for our organically grown brown rice. If you have any questions, consult our How To Cook Mahatma® Rice Products page for a few tips on how to cook your rice right every time.