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Chinese Black Rice Orange and Avocado Salad

Chinese Black Rice Orange and Avocado Salad created by FLKeysJen

From: "Whole Grains Every Day, Every Way" by Lorna Sass. "China meets the Southwest in this unusual fusion salad. Glistening Chinese black rice--usually sold under the label Forbidden Black Rice--set off against bright orange segments and avocado's pale green gives the mixture striking visual appeal." *Time does not include time it takes to cook rice.

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ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked black rice (or cooked Wehani) or 2 cups cooked wild rice (or cooked Wehani)
  • 2 cups oranges, peeled and diced
  • 14 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 14 cup raw unsalted pumpkin seeds, toasted
  • 1 12 teaspoons orange zest, grated
  • 14 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 18 teaspoon dried chipotle powder
  • 1 ripe Hass avocado, peeled and pitted and cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 4 large lettuce leaves (lettuce cups)
  • orange wedge, to garnish (optional)

directions

  • In a bowl, combine the cooked rice, oranges, orange juice, pumpkin seeds, orange zest, salt, and chipotle.
  • Gently mix in the avocado. Add more salt, if needed.
  • Place a lettuce cup on each plate and spoon the salad into the lettuce cups.
  • Garnish with orange wedges, if desired.
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"From: "Whole Grains Every Day, Every Way" by Lorna Sass. "China meets the Southwest in this unusual fusion salad. Glistening Chinese black rice--usually sold under the label Forbidden Black Rice--set off against bright orange segments and avocado's pale green gives the mixture striking visual appeal." *Time does not include time it takes to cook rice."
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  1. artistafiesta
    I found this salad under-whelming.
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  2. toohot4u
    I made this recipe with some leftover black rice I had from a previous meal. This made a nice light lunch. The contrast of flavors was excellent.
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  3. FLKeysJen
    I love black rice! I once asked my cooking teacher about it and she said that when she grew up in China,only very wealthy people could afford it. Lucky for us,it's available in Asian markets ($2.39 for a huge bag at mine) and anyone who hasn't tried it should - wild rice would not be as good in this recipe or have the beautiful color contrast. I substituted mandarin oranges and also used juice from the can since sweet goes well with the black rice..it was a glorious combo with the chipotle. Tired of stir-fried veggies? This is a great alternative to serve with an Asian main dish.
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  4. FLKeysJen
    Chinese Black Rice Orange and Avocado Salad Created by FLKeysJen
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  5. FLKeysJen
    Chinese Black Rice Orange and Avocado Salad Created by FLKeysJen
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