Grab a few bunches of fresh kale, our blended Carolina® Jasmine with Red and Wild Rice, and whip up this unique rice recipe for the ultimate kale salad.
Cook rice according to package directions. Let cool completely.
Meanwhile, in large bowl, whisk together orange zest, orange juice, oil, vinegar, shallot, mustard, salt and pepper; add rice and kale. Toss until combined.
Add chicken, celery, apple, pecans and cranberries; toss until combined.
Want to dress up your favorite greens? You’ve come to the right place! This shredded chicken, wild rice, and kale recipe is handcrafted to balance out your bitter greens with a tasty citrus dressing, crisp fruit slices, and much more. It’s the kind of salad made for spring lunches or an all-year-round tasty post-work-out dinner.
Starting with our Carolina® Jasmine with Red and Wild Rice, you’ll enjoy mouthfuls of nutty flavors of wild rice mixed with our classic aromatic jasmine. The addition of shredded chicken and coarsely chopped kale make up the base of this salad, but this salad is incomplete without its orange dressing and crunchy toppings.
We believe a homemade dressing makes the ultimate distinction between a good salad and a great salad. The citrus dressing for this kale salad is not only great but also unique. Whisking together fresh orange zest, orange juice, oil, vinegar, shallot, mustard, and salt and pepper, it’s sweet, tangy, and savory– all at the same time.
Sound like your kind of salad combo? Just wait, because it gets better. After you’ve finished your dressing, add thinly sliced celery, red apple slices, chopped pecans, and dried cranberries. Now, that’s a salad–if we do say so ourselves.
Want to switch up the toppings? Instead of pecans, cranberries, and apple slices, make it your own by tossing in peeled orange slices, goat cheese, and pines nuts.
If desired, swap in traditional White Rice, to do that find the ideal white rice ratio.