Apple and Rice Confetti Salad

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Adapted from foodnetwork.com. 

Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients

3/4 cup/ 175mL Brown rice
1 Apple
1/4 cup/60mL Red pepper, finely chopped
1/4 cup/60mL Green onions, chopped
1/4 cup/60mL Celery, finely chopped
2 tbsp/30 mL Parsley, chopped
8 Lettuce leaves

Vinaigrette
2 tbsp/30mL Canola oil
2 tbsp/30mL Cider vinegar
2 tsp/10mL Lemon juice
1/4 tsp/1mL Cinnamon, ground
1/4 tsp/1mL Salt
1/4 tsp/1mL Pepper
 

Directions

  1. In a saucepan, bring 2 cups (500mL) of water to a boil.  Add the rice.  Cover, reduce heat, and simmer until the rice is tender and the liquid has been absorbed - about 35-40 minutes.  Let cool.
  2. Wash the apple, remove the core and dice into small pieces.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the cooked brown rice with the diced apple and chopped red pepper, green onions, celery and parsley.
  4. Combine the vinaigrette ingredients in a jar and shake well until slightly thickened.  Stir into rice mixture.  Cool.
  5. Wash and dry the lettuce.  For each serving, place 1/2 cup (125mL) of the rice salad on a small bed of lettuce..

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