This is our new favorite go-to salad from the Della rice test kitchen! It’s crunchy, fresh and perfect for dinner on the lighter side. Whenever the weather starts to get warmer, a fresh salad is such a great way to pack in more fruits and veggies for dinner. This salad is actually quite filling with the soy glazed chicken and Della’s light brown Basmati rice adding some nice protein and fiber to the mix.
If you haven’t tried our Light Brown Basmati variety yet, you absolutely should! Light brown rice has a similar texture to white rice, but all the nutrients of brown rice making it a winning rice variety for the entire family!
Della Light Brown Basmati Rice, cook as directed
Soy Glazed Chicken Breast, grilled or pan seared (seasoned with soy, teriyaki, or your preferred seasoning)
Bibb, or preferred type of lettuce
Red Cabbage, sliced into thin strips
Chow Mein Noodles
Garnish with Sesame Seeds
FOR THE GINGER SOY DRESSING : (you can either make this, or simply add your favorite dressing!)
1/2 Cup Soy Sauce
2 cloves Garlic, minced
3/4 Cup Olive Oil
2 T Fresh Ginger, peeled and finely chopped
1/3 Cup Rice Wine Vinegar
Squeeze of Lime Juice
2 T Honey, Agave, or Brown Sugar
Salt and Pepper, seasoned to taste (I find this dressing doesn’t need very much salt due to the saltiness of the soy sauce)
1. Cook Della rice as directed, allow to cool completely. Cook chicken (seasoned with soy sauce or teriyaki marinade) using your preferred method. Allow to cool.
2. Gather your salad ingredients. Layer lettuce, shredded red cabbage, mandarin oranges, chow mein noodles and sliced almonds over cooked cooled rice.
3. Add cooked grilled chicken on top of your salad and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
4. Mix all of your dressing ingredients together in a bowl or glass jar, whisk until mixed. Pour desired amount over your salad and ENJOY! I’m telling you you will be making this salad over and over! It’s the best.