The refreshing salad is ideal for when you need something light but filling made with a premium blend of Carolina® Jasmine Rice with Red & Wild Rice with spinach greens, fruit, nuts and feta cheese.
Cook rice according to package directions; let cool completely. Meanwhile, whisk together oil, vinegar, honey, mustard, garlic, salt and pepper.
Toss rice, spinach, strawberries, basil, red onion, feta and pecans with the dressing until well coated.
There are certain times when your taste buds seem to crave lighter meals such as after large meals like the holiday season, to beat the spring and summertime heat or maybe if you’re starting to eat more filling meals with whole grains and vegetables. Using a combination of three different rice varieties, our premium blend of Carolina® Jasmine Rice with Red & Wild Rice makes for a rice salad packed with fragrant jasmine rice alongside whole grain red and wild rice that will keep anyone full for hours.
This rice salad is the perfect lunch for a new meatless Monday recipe idea or a light dinner side dish. Or, you can even incorporate it into your weekly meal prep, simply prepare a large batch of our premium rice blend and toss it into salads like a Citrus, Kale and Wild Rice Salad or in a Crockpot Chicken with Broccoli and Rice.
Although it is naturally vegetarian, feel free to add on cooked rotisserie chicken, canned tuna, hard boiled eggs, crispy bacon bits or chickpeas for a bit of extra protein.
If you’re not a fan of feta cheese, simply swap out for goat cheese or mozzarella balls. Also, swap in nuts of choice such as slivered almonds, walnuts or toasted pine nuts.
Substitute blueberries or blackberries for strawberries.