Orange Vinaigrette Brown Rice Salad

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READY IN: 1hr 20mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

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
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DIRECTIONS

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