Brown Basmati Rice with Apples and Walnuts
Recipe by Mary Martha Shaw
Serve this festive Fall salad with a cream of carrot soup for lunch or tofu cutlets and steamed greens for dinner. It would also be a good accompaniment to poached or steamed fish. Try packing leftovers the next day for lunch.
- 1/3 cup walnuts
- 2 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
- Zest from one orange
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 2 Tbs apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 4 cups cooked brown basmati rice
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1 Jonagold apple, cut into 1/4-inch (1/2-cm) pieces
- 3 stalks of celery, cut into 1/4-inch (1/2-cm) slices
- 5 or 6 pale green celery leaves, chopped
- 4 sprigs parsley, chopped
- Roast the walnuts in a preheated 350°F (175°C) oven for 5 to 7 minutes. Chop coarsely and set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine the olive oil, orange zest, orange juice, vinegar, sea salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Mix well.
- To this mixture, add the rice, cranberries, apple, celery, and celery leaves. Also add the parsley and chopped walnuts.
- Toss all together until the salad is well-mixed.
Calories from Fat 66 (28%)
(12%)Total Fat 8g
(5%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Total Carbohydrate 40g
(14%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
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