Begin with Uncle Ben's® Rice and end up on a culinary trip to Thailand. Peanut sauce and spinach meet for an exotic plate of Thai salad with healthy whole grain brown rice and delicious basil seasoned chicken.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook the rice according to package directions, set aside and chill.

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  • Whisk the peanut butter, vinegar, oil, soy sauce, sugar, ginger, garlic, and poblano peppers in a small bowl, set aside.

  • Cut the cucumbers in half lengthwise before cutting them into 1/2-inch slices.

  • Combine the rice with cucumber, dressing, chicken, and onion. Cover and chill.

  • Just before serving, toss the salad with the spinach and basil.

Nutrition Facts

644.2 calories; 34.7 g protein; 51.6 g carbohydrates; 52.5 mg cholesterol; 688.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2011
This is delicious! This recipe makes a lot so we are planning to take it for lunch for the next few days... taking the spinach/basil combo in a separate box from the rice and putting it together at lunch. I made this with tempeh instead of chicken but I think tofu would be great too. I used brown basmati rice and Thai basil. The peanut sauce is marvelous. This would be even better if topped with shredded carrots and chopped peanuts. My only problem with this recipe is the order that the ingredients are listed - it would be better if they were listed in order of use. Thanks Uncle Ben! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/12/2011
Boyfriend really liked this I really didn't I thought the dressing was WAY too overpowering. Read More
(6)
26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2011
This is delicious! This recipe makes a lot so we are planning to take it for lunch for the next few days... taking the spinach/basil combo in a separate box from the rice and putting it together at lunch. I made this with tempeh instead of chicken but I think tofu would be great too. I used brown basmati rice and Thai basil. The peanut sauce is marvelous. This would be even better if topped with shredded carrots and chopped peanuts. My only problem with this recipe is the order that the ingredients are listed - it would be better if they were listed in order of use. Thanks Uncle Ben! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2011
This is delicious! This recipe makes a lot so we are planning to take it for lunch for the next few days... taking the spinach/basil combo in a separate box from the rice and putting it together at lunch. I made this with tempeh instead of chicken but I think tofu would be great too. I used brown basmati rice and Thai basil. The peanut sauce is marvelous. This would be even better if topped with shredded carrots and chopped peanuts. My only problem with this recipe is the order that the ingredients are listed - it would be better if they were listed in order of use. Thanks Uncle Ben! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2011
Serving this for dinner tonight. I just finished putting it all together and had to check it for "quality assurance". It is a wonderful combination of flavors. Very refreshing & would make a great salad during warm weather. When I serve it I will garnish with finely shredded carrot and chopped peanuts. Read More
(8)
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Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
I made this with quinoa instead of rice. My husband (who is normally pretty picky) took one bite and said "This is really good!". And it was. So delicious and refreshing! Next time I will use thai basil. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2011
I removed the chicken and replaced it with grilled salmon (marinated 30 min w/ 1 part soy sauce and 1 part maple syrup) and added avocado. Awesome!! Our dinner guests raved and asked for the recipe. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
10/17/2011
This is really good. I did add an extra 1/4 cup or so of peanut butter because the rice vinegar overpowered the other flavors and I was craving a peanut-flavored sauce. A little extra peanut butter and the "peanutty" flavor came right through. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2011
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Rating: 3 stars
10/11/2011
Boyfriend really liked this I really didn't I thought the dressing was WAY too overpowering. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2011
As I made it it wasn't as pretty as the picture and the smell of the rice vinegar had me a little worried. But then we tried it and it was AMAZING! Great recipe highly recommended! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2011
This was delicious. I cooked the chicken ahead of time in the crock pot so it was shredded. It made a huge amount! Read More
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