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Citrus Brown Rice Salad

Citrus Brown Rice Salad recipe from Down to Earth Organic and Natural.

6 servings

Updated: Mon, 05/13/2019 - 8:58pm


  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 6 cups arugula leaves
  • ½ cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 ½ cups tomato, cut in half
  • ½ cucumber, cut into half moons
  • 1 avocado, cubed

Citrus-Thai Basil Vinaigrette

  • ¾ cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • ½ cup fresh Thai basil leaves (substitute regular basil if needed)
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon local honey
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil


  1. Cook rice per directions or rinse 2 cups rice and place in a pot with 4 cups water. Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to low.
  2. Let rice cool and refrigerate.
  3. To make Citrus-Thai Basil Vinaigrette combine all ingredients in blender and blend for 1 minute.
  4. Toss together brown rice, arugula, red onion, tomato, cucumber,   avocado, and Citrus-Thai Basil Vinaigrette.
  5. Stir to coat rice evenly with vinaigrette and then serve. Enjoy!