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Citrus Spinach and Rice Salad Recipe

Diabetic Friendly Recipe

Looking to add whole grains to your diet? This tasty Citrus Spinach and Rice Salad is made with brown rice. The spinach is rich in vitamin A and makes an excellent source of vitamin C when combined with the oranges.

Recipe Ingredients

2 cups brown rice
1 package (6 ounces) baby spinach leaves
1 large orange, peeled, sectioned
1/4 cup red onion slices
1/2 cup honey Catalina reduced fat dressing

Spinach for Citrus Spinach and Rice Salad

Recipe Directions

Prepare rice as directed on package. Cool.

Toss rice, spinach, oranges and onion with dressing.

Recipe Note: Why Brown Rice?

If you prefer, you can use white rice in this salad. We use the brown because it is healthier. Experts recommend we consume at least 25 grams of fiber every day to decrease risk of chronic diseases. Fiber-rich foods help promote proper bowel function and reduce the risk of developing intestinal disorders. One-half cup cooked white rice provides 0.3 grams of dietary fiber. One-half cup cooked brown rice provides 1.8 grams of dietary fiber.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories: 280; Total Fat:: >7g; Saturated Fat: 0.5g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 440mg; Carbohydrates: 50g; Fiber: 4g; Protein: 6g

Exchanges:  2 Starch, 1 Carbohydrate, 1 Fat

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