Citrus Rice Salad with Parmesan Recipe

Looking for an easy Citrus Rice Salad with Parmesan recipe? Learn how to make Citrus Rice Salad with Parmesan using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by emer13

Makes 4 servings



Adapted from Mark Bittman's recipe, which can be found at: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/30/dining/303mrex.html

Recipe Ingredients for Citrus Rice Salad with Parmesan

3/4 cup white rice, uncooked
1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp. orange juice
1 tbsp. fresh orange zest, grated
1 tbsp. honey
1 cup orange sections, without membranes
1/4 onion, minced
1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped
1/8 cup parmesan, grated
1/8 cup pecans, chopped

Recipe Directions for Citrus Rice Salad with Parmesan

  1. Cook rice in abundant salted water, as you would pasta, until it's just done (about 30 minutes). Drain, rinse in cold water, drain again, then put in a large bowl.

  2. Combine oil, juice, zest, honey, salt and pepper until a creamy emulsion forms. A blender is helpful in creating this faster. Taste and add more citrus juice a teaspoon or two at a time until the balance tastes right to you.

  3. Drizzle vinaigrette over rice. Use 2 big forks to combine, fluffing rice and tossing gently to separate grains. Stir in citrus flesh, onion, and mint; taste, and adjuste the seasoning or moisten with a little more dressing.

  4. Serve, sprinkled with Parmesan and chopped nuts, at room temperature.

Categories

Citrus, Salads

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 120.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
270
Calories from Fat
94
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
10.4g
16%
Saturated Fat
1.7g
9%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
3mg
1%
Sodium
52mg
2%
Potassium
197mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates
40.2g
13%
Dietary Fiber
2.5g
10%
Sugars
9.6g
Protein
4.7g
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 52%
Calcium 8% Iron 13%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Very low in cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  • High in vitamin C
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