Citrus Rice Salad

A flavorful creamy dressing coats a blend of rice, fruit, and vegetables in this satisfying salad. Serve it with a grilled steak for a complete meal.

Vegetarian

INGREDIENTS | SERVES 4

  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 1 (8-ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained
  • ½ cup sliced cucumber
  • ¼ cup golden raisins
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • ¾ cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon white pepper
  1. In a large bowl, combine the celery, green onions, oranges, cucumber, and raisins. Gently stir in the rice to combine.

  2. In a small bowl, stir together the yogurt, orange juice, lemon juice, orange zest, honey, ginger, salt, and pepper, mixing well. Pour over the salad and toss gently to coat.

  3. Cover and chill for 2 to 3 hours before serving.

PER SERVING Calories: 275 | Fat: 6 g | Protein: 6 g | Sodium: 294 mg | Carbohydrates: 38 g | Fiber: 4 g

Go for Citrus

Citrus is a great flavor profile to use in many different kinds of dishes, from salads to fish. You can use both the juices of citrus fruits, such as oranges and lemons, as well as the fruits themselves. This is a great way to get your daily dose of vitamins without taking a vitamin!

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