Prepare rice according to package directions; let cool.
In a large mixing bowl toss together gently the cooled cooked rice, shrimp, onion, bell pepper, jalapeño pepper and salad greens.
Whisk together the salad dressing and orange marmalade, blending well. Add salt and pepper to taste, if desired.
Add dressing, Asian pear, avocado, mango and mint to shrimp mixture just before serving, tossing gently until well blended. Divide equally among 4 serving plates.
We can’t get enough of Asian-inspired recipes and this fresh salad is no exception. With a perfect blend of flavor-packed veggies like peppers, jalapenos, and avocados mixed with watery fruits such as mango and Asian pear, you’re bound to love this salad as much as we do. Add brown rice and cooked shrimp to make this a truly satisfying meal.
The nutty flavor and chewy texture of our Carolina® 100% Whole Grain Brown Rice pairs perfectly with the sesame seeds and orange vinaigrette to round up the symphony of flavors that will have you coming back to this oriental-inspired salad again and again.
Rice salads are great meals because of their versatility. Whole new dishes can be created by just switching some of the ingredients and the results are just as delicious as the original. Don’t like citrus vinaigrette? Dress your salad with soy sauce instead.
If the jalapenos aren’t giving you enough heat, try marinating the shrimp with a spicy sauce for a few minutes before cooking to kick the spice up a notch.
Not a fan of mangos? Double up on pears instead and try something like coconut flakes to keep the salad’s exotic touch.
For a more sustainable rice product that will keep this salad wholesome, swap the suggested rice for our Carolina® Organic Brown Rice.
For added flavor, add avocado, Asian Pear, mango, mint, and dressing to shrimp mixture just before serving, and toss gently until well blended. Divide equally among 4 servings.