CHEF JEFF — ONE BYTE AT A TIME: Brown Rice Salad TomatoesThis side dish is flavorful, full of nutrients and easy to fix.
By: Herald Staff Report,
This side dish is flavorful, full of nutrients and easy to fix.
Brown Rice Salad
1 package microwave brown rice (1½ cups cooked)
1 celery stalk, sliced (½ cup)
½ medium cucumber, peeled and cut into cubes (1 cup)
2 tablespoons reduced-fat vinaigrette dressing
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
¼ cup chopped fresh mint
Microwave rice according to package instructions. Measure 1½ cups rice into a bowl and reserve remaining rice for another time. Add the celery, cucumber and dressing. Add salt and pepper to taste. Toss well. Sprinkle mint over top of rice.
Yield: Serves 2.
Approximate nutritional analysis per serving: 203 calories, 16 percent of calories from fat, 3.7 grams fat (0.5 grams saturated, 1 milligram cholesterol, 4.4 grams protein, 32.3 grams carbohydrates, 2.4 grams fiber, 42 milligrams sodium.
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