Orange Vinaigrette Brown Rice Salad


A healthful salad with a yummy orange juice tang!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Additional Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 50 mins
4 servings


  • 1 ½ cups uncooked brown rice

  • 3 cups water

  • cup orange juice

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • 2 teaspoons orange zest

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ cups spinach leaves, packed

  • 2 large orange, peeled, sectioned, and cut into bite-size

  • cup slivered red onion


  1. In a large saucepan combine rice and water. Cook over high heat until mixture boils. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 45 to 60 minutes or until rice has absorbed all liquid.

  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl whisk the orange juice, oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, orange zest and salt. Pour dressing over hot cooked rice and mix well. Cover and chill until cold.

  3. Just before serving stir the spinach leaves, oranges and onion into the rice mixture.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

425 Calories
9g Fat
81g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 425
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Sodium 311mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 81g 29%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 75mg 375%
Calcium 88mg 7%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 533mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.