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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!

Other Great Recipes Using Quinoa:

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
    Fred G
    December 4, 2018 at 4:13 pm


    Three great ingredients for a wonderful salad

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

    This salad looks super good and super tasty! 🙂

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