For a fresh new take on your chicken salad, try mixing your lettuce up with whole-grain Carolina® brown rice, quinoa, a bit of sweet mango and raisins drizzled with a honey, ginger and lime dressing. It tastes just as good as it sounds!
Whisk together lime juice, oil, honey and ginger in small bowl; set aside.
Combine the rice, quinoa, chicken, mango, onions and raisins in large bowl.
Just before serving, drizzle dressing over salad and toss. Serve on lettuce lined individual serving plates.
Mango and raisins can be swapped out for grapes and almonds, if desired.
Additional vegetable options include: sliced raw cabbage, shredded carrots, sliced red peppers and kale.
Make it vegetarian by omitting the chicken.
This recipe is the perfect solution to eating more whole grains and getting your daily dose of veggies, all while eating a filling meal. It’s a quick and easy meal idea that can be tossed together in 15 minutes. While your rice and quinoa cook, prepare your crunchy veggies and mango to toss together with a delicious honey, lime and ginger vinaigrette.
100% Whole Grain Brown Rice adds a nutty and filling flavor alongside the protein-packed quinoa. If you want to simplify your grocery shopping list, try out our Jasmine Rice with Quinoa.
Prepare the ingredients ahead of time and toss together for a quick weeknight dinner or a lunch at the office that will keep you energized for the day ahead of you. Want another rice salad idea for next week? Try this salad using Jasmine with Spiralized vegetables.
The beauty of salad rice bowls is that you can mix and match them however you want. Salads can be what you make of them! Can’t get your hands on mangoes? Use chopped grapes and swap out slivered almonds for the raisins. Use a light cheese like feta or sliced avocado to add a nice creamy element. Swap in all of your favorite vegetables for added crunch and flavor.