Vegetarian Brown Rice Salad With Parsnips and Whipped Ricotta
Vegetarian Brown Rice Salad With Parsnips and Whipped Ricotta
  • prep: 40 min
  • cook: 40 min
  • total: 1 hr 20 min
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  • Summary

    This simple rice salad combines hearty parsnips, toasty hazelnuts, sweet orange segments, and crispy Little Gem lettuce for a bright, refreshing dinner. Creamy whipped ricotta finishes the meal with rich, filling protein. The trick of quickly boiling rice makes this recipe more weeknight-friendly.

    Ingredients

    • 3/4 cup short-grain brown rice
    • 3/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
    • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more, divided
    • 2 large oranges, divided
    • 1 bunch (about 1 1/2 pounds) parsnips, peeled, cut into 1/4" coins
    • 1 garlic clove, smashed
    • 4 sprigs rosemary
    • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 1/2 cup blanched hazelnuts
    • 1 1/2 cups whole-milk ricotta
    • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon honey
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 2 heads Little Gem lettuce or baby romaine hearts, torn into bite-size pieces (about 6 cups)
    • 1/2 cup whole parsley leaves

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 641 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 34 g 52.88%
    • Saturated Fat: 10 g 50.08%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 47 mg 15.81%
    • Sodium: 1072 mg 44.67%
    • Calcium: 320 mg 32.04%
    • Potassium: 1033 mg 29.51%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 3 mg 17.65%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 73 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 15 g 58.03%
    • Sugar: 17 g
    • Protein: 18 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 3 g
    • Vitamin A 25.49%
    • Vitamin C 125.62%
    • Vitamin D 2.33%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat6
    • Exchange - Fruit1
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch4
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat2
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy1 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total1 oz-eq

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