Orange Vinaigrette Brown Rice Salad

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

This was from my grandma's recipe box..

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 cups uncooked brown rice
  • 3 cups water
  • 23 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 1 12 cups spinach leaves, packed
  • 2 large oranges, Peeled, Segmented, and cut into bite sized pieces
  • 13 cup slivered red onion


  1. In large saucepan combine rice and water.
  2. cook over high heat until mixture boils.
  3. reduce heat to low and cover and cook 45-60 mins or until rice has absorbed all liquid.
  4. Place in a bowl.
  5. Mean while, in a small bowl whisk the orange juice, oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, orange zest and salt.
  6. pour dressing over the hot cooked rice and mix well.
  7. cover and chill till cold.
  8. just before serving stir in the spinach leaves, oranges, and onions, into the rice mixture.
Most Helpful

This made a colorful salad and incorporated healthier ingredients. I'm very glad I tried it, but it wasn't jump over the moon for me. I really liked the dressing so think it was more my lack of love for the texture of brown rice. I reduced the rice to one cup, but left the dressing ingredients as listed. There was enough dressing to flavor everything and no excess in the bowl, so I don't know that I would reduce the amount next time. I liked how the orange really was the star of the show and the colorful presentation. Thank you for sharing the recipe! You were adopted~ Pick A Chef Spring 2012.

Susie D March 22, 2012