Mediterranean Layered Rice Salad

… just start with cool, cooked whole grain brown rice, add sautéed mushrooms, fresh chives and tangy Balsamic dressing; layer fresh veggies and cheese, drizzle with dressing over vegetables.

Makes About 8 Servings

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  • Ingredients
    1 cup Mahatma® Whole Grain Brown Rice, uncooked
    2 Tbsps canola oil
    2 cups mushrooms, chopped
    1/4 cup fresh chives, snipped
    1 1/2 cups reduced-fat Italian salad dressing, divided
    2 green onions, chopped
    2 tomato, seeded and chopped
    2 cups broccoli florets, blanched and drained
    2 red bell pepper, chopped
    1 cup mild reduced fat Provolone (or Cheddar cheese), shredded
    1 pkg (12 oz.) frozen green peas, thawed
  • Directions
    Step 1. Prepare rice as directed. Let stand for 5 minutes to cool.

    Step 2. In non-stick skillet, heat oil and add mushrooms. Sauté stirring frequently until mushrooms are browned and all liquid has evaporated.

    Combine rice with mushrooms and chives. Gently mix ½ cup dressing with rice-mushroom mixture. Place one-half of rice mixture in bottom of large glass serving bowl.  Layer broccoli, red bell peppers, and green onions.  Drizzle ½ cup dressing over vegetables.  Top with remaining rice mixture. 

    Step 3. Layer peas, tomatoes, and drizzle with remaining ½ cup dressing.  Top with cheese.

    Helpful Hint:

    This salad can be prepared early in the day or the day before and refrigerated until ready to use.
  • Nutritional Info
    Calories 310  cal
    Fat 7  g
    Cholesterol 5  mg
    Sodium 810  mg
    Carbohydrates 51  g
    Protein 17  g


    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.    See full nutrition
    Calories 310 cal
    Total Fat 7 g
    Saturated Fat 1.5 g
    Cholesterol 5 mg
    Sodium 810 mg
    Total Carbohydrates 51 g
      **Sugars 21 g
      Dietary Fiber 8 g
    Protein 17 g


    Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

    ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

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