Honey-Lime Rice Salad

Honey-Lime Rice Salad
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Stand Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
1 cup spinach, 1 1/4 cups rice mixture, and 1/4 of an avocado each


  • 2 cup water

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup wild rice, rinsed and drained

  • ½ cup long grain brown rice

  • ¼ cup snipped fresh cilantro

  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded lime peel

  • 2 tablespoon lime juice

  • 2 tablespoon honey

  • 4 teaspoon canola oil or olive oil

  • ¼ - ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • ¼ of a medium red onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 cup shredded cooked chicken breast

  • 2 large oranges or 1 large grapefruit, peeled, seeded, and sectioned

  • 4 cup packaged fresh baby spinach

  • 1 medium avocado, seeded, peeled, and thinly sliced


  1. In a large saucepan bring the water and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt to boiling; stir in wild rice and brown rice. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 45 minutes or until rice is tender. Remove from heat. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Place saucepan in a large bowl half-filled with ice water. Let stand about 10 minutes or until cool, stirring occasionally.

  2. Meanwhile, for dressing, in a large bowl whisk together cilantro, lime peel, lime juice, honey, oil, crushed red pepper, and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. Remove 2 tablespoons of the dressing and set aside until ready to serve. Add red onion to the remaining dressing in bowl; toss to coat. Add cooled rice and chicken; toss to coat. Gently stir in orange sections.

  3. To serve, divide spinach among serving plates. Spoon rice mixture onto spinach. Top with avocado and drizzle with the reserved dressing.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

393 Calories
12g Fat
56g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 393
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 658mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 56g 20%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 56.7mg 284%
Calcium 101mg 8%
Iron 3.2mg 18%
Potassium 546mg 12%
Folate, total 185.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.6mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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