We’re all about that Whole Grain Brown Rice in this fruit and nut salad. This simple but sweet recipe can be served as a delicious side dish or a quick and filling snack.
Prepare brown rice according to package directions.
In a large bowl, combine the rice, cranberries, mango, pecans, pepper, vinaigrette and 1/4 cup parsley. Toss the ingredients well.
Garnish with the remaining parsley.
This rice salad is both refreshing and sweet. It’s a perfect go-to when you need a quick and easy side dish or a filling and energizing afternoon snack. This recipe can be easily adapted to any tastes or preferences by switching out any desired fruits or nuts that are in season. Not a fan of pecans? Use sliced almonds or walnuts. Can’t find mango? Use another fresh fruit like peaches or grapes. You can even add avocado if you want a touch of color and a smooth texture.
Making your weekly meal prep? Cook the Brown Rice and set aside with the other ingredients or use our Ready To Serve Jasmine Rice so that you can have a warm meal at work or school. What is jasmine rice? Rather than nutty notes , this fragrant variety adds a subtle buttery aroma.
How do you know if a Mango is ripe? If you’ve never bought a mango or even had a mango, don’t worry. The first step is to look for a more reddish or yellowish color in some spots rather than completely green. However, not all change color, so the most important step is to feel if it has a soft interior. It should feel similar to a ripe peach that is not too mushy but also not as hard as a rock.
Have leftover rice in the fridge you need to finish up? Use it up in this recipe or in another Rice Bowl or Mexican Black Beans and Rice dish. Or alternatively start something completely new with the best Paella recipe this side of the Atlantic! You can also check out this Thai coconut rice recipe.