Sesame-Lime Rice Salad Bowl
Tofu, a staple of Asian diets, absorbs flavors well, making it ideal for savory marinades. This flavorful and filling rice salad bowl balances traditional Asian flavors for a perfect, delicious light meal. Serve chilled.
Use tofu to make recipe gluten free.
Makes 4 servings. Total preparation time: 7 minutes.
1. Prepare Sesame-Lime Sauce.
2. In a large bowl, toss lettuce, carrots, celery, red bell pepper, peas, cherry tomatoes, dried cranberry, and cilantro with Sesame-Lime Sauce. Chill.
3. Right before serving, add brown rice and veggie chicken, and toss salad well. Top with flaxseed meal and peanuts.
Per serving: 286 calories, 7g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 217mg sodium, 364mg potassium, 41g total carbohydrate, 6g dietary fiber, 15g protein
3⁄4 cup Sesame-Lime Sauce (recipe in Sauces section)
We realize that you may not always have the time to cook meals from scratch, and that a quick and easy substitution may be needed. We always recommend cooking the real thing, but in a pinch you can try this instead:
Buy pre-cooked brown rice packet and vegetarian chicken strips. Toss with salad greens, pre-cut julienned carrots and Asian vinaigrette. Top with cherry tomatoes, cilantro and peanuts for extra flavor. Enjoy!