Rice, Spinach and Cashew Salad

Rice, Spinach and Cashew Salad

This salad is a meal in itself, ideal for pot-lucks and pic-nics.

2 servings
Preparation 10 min
Cooking 15 min

Standing 1 h

470 calories per serving 


Ingredients

1/4 cup basmati rice   45 g
1/2 cup cashews, unsalted   80 g
6 button (white) mushrooms, thinly sliced   80 g
2 cups baby spinach   35 g
3 tbsp raisins   30 g
1 green onions/scallions, thinly sliced   15 g
1 stalk celery, thinly sliced   70 g
2 tbsp canola oil   30 mL
1 tbsp wheat-free soy sauce   15 mL
1 tsp lemon, freshly squeezed   1/4 lemon
  ground pepper to taste    

Before you start

This salad is a meal in itself. Ideal for pot-lucks and pic-nics.

Method

  1. Cook the rice, then put it in a large bowl (to allow enough room for the spinach) and let cool down about 10 min
  2. Add the nuts, mushrooms, spinach, raisins, scallions and celery.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the oil, soy sauce, and lemon juice. Season with pepper to taste then pour over the salad. Toss and let stand in the refrigerator at least 1 h.
  4. Serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (220g)

Amount

% DV*

* DV = Daily Value

Calories

470

Fat

31 g

47 %

Saturated 4 g
+ Trans 0.3 g

21 %

Cholesterol

0 mg

Sodium

300 mg

12 %

Carbohydrate

43 g

14 %

Fibre

3 g

13 %

Sugars

13 g

Protein

11 g

Vitamin A

30 %

Vitamin C

15 %

Calcium

6 %

Iron

25 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: 2 servings
Grain Products: ¾ serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: serving

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Claims

Free :
Added Sugar, Cholesterol
Low :
Saturated Fat, Sodium
Source of :
Calcium, Fibre, Omega-3, Omega-6, Vitamin C
Good source of :
Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6
Excellent source of :
Copper, Folacin, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Zinc
Diet-related health claims :
Artery-healthy, Heart-healthy

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This recipe is in the following categories: Nuts | Rice/Grain | Vegetables | Lunch box | Salads | Artery-healthy | Halal | Heart-healthy | High Iron | Kosher | Low Cholesterol | Low Saturated Fat | Low Sodium | Source of Omega-3 | Vegan | Vegetarian | Picnic

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