Holiday Rice Salad - 1 Guiding Stars
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This light and refreshing salad will satisfy your family and friends at the holidays.

Tip: To toast the pecans, place in a dry, non-stick skillet over medium heat and toast until fragrant, stirring often (3-4 minutes).


  • 2 cups brown rice
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. cider vinegar
  • Pepper to taste
  • ⅛ tsp. nutmeg
  • Zest and juice of 1 orange
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • 1 apple, cored and chopped
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 4 parsley sprigs, chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans, toasted


  1. Cook rice according to package directions.
  2. Whisk together olive oil, vinegar, pepper, nutmeg, orange zest, and juice.
  3. Toss with remaining ingredients and serve warm. For make ahead, chill for up to 3 days.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 265; Total Fat 5.5g (7% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 0.5g (4% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 0mg (0% DV); Sodium 15mg (1% DV); Total Carbohydrate 50g (18% DV); Dietary Fiber 4.5g (16% DV); Total Sugars 10g; Includes 5g Added Sugars (10% DV); Protein 4g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 2% DV; Iron 6% DV; Potassium 6% DV; Manganese 80% DV; Copper 20% DV; Magnesium 20% DV.
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