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Healthy Brown Rice & Lentil Salad

This healthy brown rice salad is really filling that will help you stay full for longer. You won't feel brown rice is boring any more.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Lunch or Dinner
Servings: 4
Calories: 310kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup brown rice
  • 1/2 cup whole lentils
  • 2 cup water (or low sodium organic chicken stock or vegetable stock)
  • 1 large cucumber peeled and finely diced
  • 1/2 cup corn (I used frozen)
  • 1-2 roma tomatoes seeded and finely diced
  • 1/2 onion finely diced
  • 2-3 tbsp loosely packed chopped parsley
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 cup skim milk (almond milk if vegan)
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed mint leaves
  • 1 jalapeño (optional)
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  • In a medium pot add rice, lentils and water or chicken stock. Season with salt and pepper and bring the mixture to boil. Then simmer on low heat for about 35-45 min or until rice and lentil are tender. Once cooked, turn off the heat and let it cool for 5-10 min
  • Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl combine cucumber, corn, tomato, onion and parsley. Then add in cooked rice and lentils and mix well
  • In a blender add avocado, milk, mint leaves, jalapeño and pulse it until blended. Add salt and pepper to taste
  • Enjoy a bowl of healthy brown rice salad with lentils and creamy avocado dressing.

Notes

If you don't like the flavor of mint, substitute it with cilantro (coriander) instead
You can also serve this salad with some cheese of your choice

Nutrition

Calories: 310kcal