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Quinoa, Brown Rice and Peach Salad

Quinoa, Brown Rice and Peach Salad

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Disclosure: Quinoa, Brown Rice and Peach Salad post was sponsored by Minute® Ready to Serve Organics, but the recipe and opinions are entirely my own.  Thank you for supporting the brands that support Beyond the Chicken Coop!

Quinoa, Brown Rice and Peach Salad

I am striving to eat better this summer. This is challenging because when I’m home I tend to snack all day and on other days we are go, go, go and it’s hard to grab something nutritious to eat.

During the school year I always make my lunch and take it with me. I’ve decided I need to use this same strategy and pack a lunch on days we are on the go. I even started to make a lunch in the morning on those days we are staying home. I’m more apt to go for something I’ve already made and avoid snacking on things I shouldn’t be snacking on!

Quinoa, Brown Rice and Peach Salad is a perfect take with you lunch. AD @minutericeUS

I am really into salads right now and especially salads with whole grains. This Quinoa, Brown Rice and Peach Salad is beyond delicious and it travels really well. I make it in the morning, throw it in an insulated lunch cooler, and at lunch time…BAM! I have a wholesome and delicious lunch!

Minute Ready to Serve Organic Red Quinoa and Brown Rice

Minute Ready to Serve Organics are new conveniently packaged single-serve cups. Minute® Ready to Serve Organic Red Quinoa and Brown Rice with Garlic is one of my favorites. It is delicious all by itself, but I’ve also been using it to make a salad with fresh peaches and pecans!

Minute Ready to Serve Organic Red Quinoa and Brown Rice

The peaches add a bit of sweetness and the pecans add extra crunch. The dressing is simple – just a squeeze of fresh orange juice, white wine vinegar, a touch of honey and a few seasonings. That’s it! If you felt you wanted some extra protein, you could also chop up cooked chicken and add it to the mix.

AD Quinoa, Brown Rice and Peach Salad made with Minute® Ready to Serve Organic Red Quinoa and Brown Rice with Garlic. @minutericeUS

Minute Ready to Serve Organics comes in three different varieties;  Ready to Serve Organic Brown Rice,  Ready to Serve Organic White Rice and Ready to Serve Organic Red Quinoa and Brown Rice with Garlic.  They are gluten-free and preservative free and delicious!

5 from 3 votes
Quinoa, Brown Rice and Peach Salad
Quinoa, Brown Rice and Peach Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 min
Total Time
11 mins
 

Whole grains mixed with fresh peaches and chopped pecans. 

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 464 kcal
Author: Kathy
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve Organic Red Quinoa and Brown Rice with Garlic
  • 1/2 cup Fresh peach chopped
  • 1/4 cup Chopped pecans
  • 2 whole Green onions chopped
Dressing
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1 Tablespoon White wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon Red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon Pepper
Instructions
  1. Remove plastic covering from quinoa and rice bowl. Microwave for one minute. Place quinoa and rice in a mixing bowl. Let rice mixture cool. 

  2. When rice mixture has cooled, add chopped peaches, pecans and green onions. Stir lightly to mix ingredients. 

Dressing
  1. In a separate bowl, combine orange juice, vinegar, honey, red pepper flakes and salt and pepper.

  2. Pour dressing over rice mixture. Stir

Nutrition Facts
Quinoa, Brown Rice and Peach Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 464 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Sodium 736mg 31%
Total Carbohydrates 62g 21%
Sugars 17g
Protein 9g 18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

AD Quinoa, Brown Rice and Peach Salad made with Minute® Ready to Serve Organic Red Quinoa and Brown Rice with Garlic. @minutericeUS

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Minute® Ready to Serve Organics.

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22 Comments

  • Reply
    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    July 24, 2017 at 6:57 am

    I have a problem with snacking, too! But to curb it, I tend to eat 5 small meals (or snacks) vs. 3 large meals. Quinoa is so delicious and filling, I love adding it to my salads for a little more heft! Naturally I am looooving this salad! It is so perfect for summer! I haven’t tried Minute ready quinoa yet, so I need to get on that! Cheers, friend!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      July 25, 2017 at 7:01 am

      You need to give it a try. It’s great for eating just on it’s own or in this delicious salad!

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    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    July 24, 2017 at 10:13 am

    Sounds like an amazing combination of ingredients Kathy! Can’t wait to give this recipe a try!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      July 25, 2017 at 7:05 am

      Thanks, Mary Ann! It’s quickly becoming my new favorite lunch!

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    David @ Spiced
    July 25, 2017 at 5:02 am

    You had me at the mention of peaches! And then you throw in the pecans, and this totally reminds me of something my grandfather would have made. (He had pecan trees growing in the backyard, and fresh SC peaches were never far away either.) I am totally going to have to make this one for lunch. Using Minute Rice is a great way to make this one doable for a quick and tasty lunch, too! 🙂

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      Kathy
      July 25, 2017 at 7:10 am

      I would love to have a pecan tree…and a peach tree! Maybe I need to move to the south! 🙂

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        David @ Spiced
        July 31, 2017 at 5:47 am

        Actually, we just need to be friends. 🙂 As in, can you move in down the street…and bring your peach and pecan tree with you??

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    stacey @ The Sugar Coated Cottage
    July 25, 2017 at 7:29 am

    I can’t decide what part I like most, the salad with those beautiful peaches or the dressing!! I guess that why you put them together 😉 . Great salad! Take care.

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      Kathy
      July 27, 2017 at 8:13 am

      You are so right! They are a great combination together!

  • Reply
    mira
    July 25, 2017 at 8:49 am

    I love snacking and I also love healthy salads like this one! Looks amazing! Dre dressing is delicious. Need to try this rice blend!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      July 27, 2017 at 8:18 am

      This salad is super delicious!

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    Dawn - Girl Heart Food
    July 25, 2017 at 8:54 am

    I really love to eat smaller meals throughout the day rather than bigger meals. This salad is definitely something that I would love for lunch! It has so many delicious flavours with the pecans and peaches – nice savoury/sweet combo which is my fave 🙂 !!

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      Kathy
      July 27, 2017 at 8:29 am

      If I could just stick to smaller meals and no snacking! 😉

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    Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
    July 25, 2017 at 10:09 am

    I definitely love snacking, and I also love peach recipes. But I have never tried them with quinoa. And your salad looks so refreshing and delicious, Kathy.

    • Reply
      Kathy
      July 27, 2017 at 8:33 am

      There’s nothing better than using and eating fresh peaches!

  • Reply
    Nicoletta @sugarlovespices
    July 25, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    I like the idea of having something ready for lunch! And if it is this yummy, all the better. Nutritious and appetizing, I would definitely go for it for my lunch option.

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      Kathy
      July 27, 2017 at 6:35 pm

      It makes a great lunch or even a light dinner!

  • Reply
    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry
    July 26, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Um yum! I’ve been adding peaches to everything lately and I can only imagine how good they must be thrown into this brown rice and quinoa salad.

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      Kathy
      July 30, 2017 at 7:34 am

      There’s nothing better than a fresh peach!

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    [email protected]
    July 26, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    Yesss to all things peach! They have been so good by us lately and I can’t get enough! This salad sounds perfect for quick lunches!

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    Pamela (BrooklynFarmGirl)
    July 28, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    This salad looks super good and super tasty! 🙂

  • Reply
    Fred G
    December 4, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    Three great ingredients for a wonderful salad

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