Brown Rice and Apple Salad

Are you ready to get healthy today?  My Aunt Cindy was in town over the weekend, and she always makes me want to put good-for-you-food on our table.  Since I’m always looking for new side dishes to try – we eat waaaaaay too many mashed potatoes around here – I started searching for something delicious and nutritious to eat.


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Rice is another side dish staple.  I always have it, but I rarely do anything interesting with it.  We’re changing that today.  I grabbed a box of Minute Rice Brown Rice at the store the other day – keeping with my health kick.  I’ve heard brown rice can take forever to cook, and when you have 3 boys staring at you for food, fast is good.  Minute Rice Brown Rice is ready in just 10 minutes, just 1/4 the time of regular brown rice, and it has the same nutritional values as regular long cooking brown rice.  Score!


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Brown Rice and Apple Salad with Minute Rice
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Serves: 4
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 bunch green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 3 tablespoons flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl until evenly coated. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir a few more times. Serve cold or at room temp.



Totally yum!  Even Mike like it which is really saying a lot.  He’s picking about veggies and not really into trying lots of new stuff.  I even got my MIL’s seal of approval, which basically puts this dish on the “make me” list forever.  Yay!


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White rice is generally our other staple side, and with Minute Rice you can have great-tasting, fluffy white rice in just 5 minutes.  It’s easy to prepare and the foundation to any healthy meal.  And don’t forget to visit for over 400 recipe ideas and more information about the Minute Rice family of products.


Minute® Rice is so quick and easy to prepare and is great pantry staple. When meal time seems like a hassle, Minute® Rice is a go-to ingredient your whole family will love and allows you to have more quality time doing what your want with your loved ones.

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