Bok Choy Brown Rice Salad with Orange Sesame Dressing

Image

I have a confession to make. I had never heard of bok choy until recently. I always mindlessly passed it by in the produce section of the grocery store, naively thinking it was just a different type of lettuce. Boy, was I wrong!

After seeing this recent recipe on one of my favorite blog sites, I had to try it! This recipe gets tons of healthy, great tasting ingredients all into one salad! My son gobbled down his first bowl and immediately wanted more.

I am very pleased to add this recipe to my favorites. It would be perfect to wip up in the middle of a hot summer day when you don’t really feel like cooking, or turning on the oven. I prefer to eat this salad warm, but it is great at any temperature.

Bok Choy Brown Rice Salad with Orange Sesame Dressing

For the salad

  • 3 cups brown rice, cooked
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 3 baby bok choy, rinsed, trimmed and thinly sliced (I didn’t have baby bok choy, so I used 4 stems instead)
  • 1 cup peas, frozen and thawed
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro or parsley, or 3 Tablespoons dried
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup peanuts, chopped

For the dressing

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 4 Tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

To make the salad, combine the brown rice, shredded carrots, bok choy, peas, cilantro, scallions, sesame seeds and peanuts in a large bowl. Toss gently to combine.

To make the dressing, combine all the ingredients in a bowl or measuring cup. Whisk well until combined. Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary. Add the dressing to the bowl with the salad, a little at a time, tossing gently to coat. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Source: Adapted from Annie’s Eats

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s