For an energizing meal packed with fresh herbs, tangy citrus, and aromatic Carolina® Jasmine Rice, a Green Goddess Rice Salad is just the ticket!
Prepare rice according to package directions. Let cool completely.
In blender, purée garlic, yogurt, basil, chives, cilantro, mayonnaise, lemon zest, lemon juice, oil, dill, parsley, salt and pepper until smooth; set aside.
In large bowl, toss together rice, avocados, apple, romaine, spinach and green goddess yogurt dressing until well coated.
Divide among 6 bowls. Serve with lemon wedges.
With the creaminess of a Caesar and the tangy herbal flavor of a chimichurri, Green Goddess dressing gives you the best of both worlds. You’ll definitely be adding this to your favorite Homemade Vinaigrettes and Dressings for Rice Salads.
If you want to add this hearty dish to your vegan repertoire, swap out the Greek yogurt and mayonnaise. Mashed bananas or coconut cream will give you the velvety texture you’d get from Greek yogurt – just remember it will be a bit sweeter! If you don’t have any vegan mayonnaise, you can blend oil, soy or almond milk, apple cider vinegar, and salt for a creamy mayo alternative. The best part? You can whip it up in a matter of minutes!
Herbs: Basil, chives, cilantro, dill and parsley are all sweet herbs with hints of sweet and spicy notes. These herbs are brightened by the zesty lemon for tasty crisp acidity!
Fruits: Creamy avocado and crisp Granny Smith apples create craveable contrasting textures!
Leaves: Crisp romaine will give you the crunch you’re craving. The contrast of this crunchy green complements the tender spinach leaves, which also have some sweet notes.
From the dorm room to the break room, places that you don’t have stoves shouldn’t stop you from enjoying wholesome, hearty meals. This recipe can be made with Ready to Heat rice, so skip the stove. For a quick meal, reach for a pouch of Cilantro Limón Flavored Jasmine Rice; it’s ready in just 90 seconds. Plus, it adds an extra boost of flavor to your salad! Discover other Surprisingly Easy Microwave Recipes for other simple yet satisfying stove-less meals!