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Minute Rice - Asian Chicken & Rice Salad

Minute Rice - Asian Chicken & Rice Salad

If you're on the lookout for an easy weeknight recipe that serves up a delicious, family-friendly meal without taking hours to prepare, you've found it with this Asian Chicken & Rice Salad.

This dinner-in-a-bowl includes tasty helpings of chicken, Minute Rice and crunchy vegetables all smothered in a creamy peanut butter dressing that will have them asking for seconds (and thirds and fourths). It's the perfect pairing of protein, grains and vegetables in one bowl. And by using deli chicken from the grocery store, quick-to-prepare Minute Rice and veggies, it couldn't be easier to get on the table in record time. So start the week off right with this delicious recipe that even your picky eaters can't say no to.

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Bite Me Bit

"I like rice. Rice is great if you're really hungry and want two thousand of something."

- Mitch Hedberg

Ingredients

Rice

2 cups water
½ tsp kosher salt
2 cups Minute Rice

Asian Dressing

¼ cup rice vinegar
¼ cup creamy peanut butter
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp sesame oil
2 tsp toasted sesame seeds

Salad

2 cups roasted deli chicken breast meat, shredded
1 red pepper, sliced into thin strips
1 large carrot, peeled and shredded
1 cup chopped cucumbers, unpeeled
½ cup chopped flat leaf parsley
½ cup roasted peanuts

Garnish

2 tbsp chopped green onions
2 tsp toasted sesame seeds
lime wedges

Directions

1) To prepare the rice, in a small saucepan bring water and salt to a boil. Stir in rice, cover and remove from heat. Allow to sit covered for 5 minutes. Place rice in large serving bowl and set aside.

2) For the dressing, in a medium bowl whisk rice vinegar, peanut butter, soy sauce, honey, vegetable oil, sesame oil and toasted sesame seeds until smooth set aside.

3) To prepare the salad, add chicken, red pepper, carrots, cucumbers, parsley and peanuts to the cooked rice. Pour dressing over to coat well. Garnish salad with green onions, sesame seeds and lime wedges.

Serves 6

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