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Amazing Brown Rice Salad Recipe
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Amazing Brown Rice Salad

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"A delicious brown rice salad recipe I concocted myself. Everyone loves it. Great to take to parties as a side dish."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    3 hrs 15 mins


  1. In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. Stir in rice, cover, and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 45 to 60 minutes, or until done.
  2. Transfer rice to a serving bowl, and stir in onion, celery, cranberries, salad dressing and sugar. Cover, refrigerate, and serve cold.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 01, 2005

I followed the directions exactly as stated, except that I let the rice cool before adding the other ingredients. It was delicious and wasn't sticky, clumpy or mushy. I'll be making this again.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 04, 2005

It was ok. I added some chopped carrots to the mix. Definitely must eat right away-- not very good as left overs because the rice seems to get mushy after a day. Will make again.

Jun 11, 2005

This was very good and versitile. I added some shredded carrots for color and the next day added leftover chicken for a lunch. Thank you.

May 06, 2004

Oh my gosh ! My family LOVED this recipe. My husband, my 4 year old son, 7 year old daughter and I really loved every bite of this recipe. I did not have balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing. So I used 1/4 cup balsamic vinager and 1/4 cup fat free italian dressing. The taste was magnificent. I will make again !!!!!!!

May 11, 2004

Wow! I found this recipe and whipped it up at the last minute. Boy, was I impressed. This is really yummy. I omitted the celery since I did not have any but did not miss it. I did not have any premade balsamic dressing so I made some using a Good Seasons garlic and herb packet and balsamic vinegar. I can't wait to make this again. Thanks for the recipe.

Dec 15, 2005

With a good, sweet dressing, this is a pretty good salad. If your vinaigrette is savory instead of sweet, I don't think it would be as good. I used a brown-wild rice blend because it looked more festive, but brown would taste good, too, I'm sure.

Feb 04, 2004

This is a great recipe. Easy to prepare and fabulous variety of textures and flavors.

Jun 03, 2004

My husband and I loved this. He packs a lunch every day, and this is perfect for hot summer days, when a sandwich is just too much. Better even the second day, or make it early in the day for that night. A definite keeper.


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  • Calories
  • 302 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 49.7 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 10.3 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 2.3 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 3.8 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 365 mg
  • 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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