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Warm Winter Red Rice, Arugula, and Brussels Sprouts Salad

A warm salad packed with nutritious ingredients! Whole grain red rice makes this roasted brussels sprouts salad a full meal. Add chicken if desired!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 234kcal

Ingredients

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

  • 1 pound brussels sprouts
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • sea salt to taste
  • black pepper freshly ground, to taste

Red Rice

  • 1/2 cup red rice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vegetable bouillon I use Rapunzel
  • 1 teaspoon butter

Salad

  • 3 cups arugula
  • 3/4 cup pomegranate arils 1 small pomegranate, or 1/2 a large
  • 4 tablespoons pecans or walnuts

Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Toast pecans or walnuts for 10 minutes.
  • Raise oven temperature to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a roasting pan or a cookie sheet, lay out brussels sprouts, trimmed and cut in half. Sprinkle with olive oil, sea salt, and pepper.
  • Roast brussels sprouts for 15 minutes. I like them crunchy on the outside, but still a bit crisp on the inside. If you like yours cooked well throughout, lower the cooking temperature to 400 and cook for 20-25 minutes.
  • In a sauce pan, add red rice, water, bouillon and butter. Over high heat, bring to a boil. Lower the temperature to low, and cover with a lid once water is boiling. Continue to cook for another 15-20 minutes, until all water is absorbed. Fluff rice with a fork and allow to cool a bit.
  • Mix all salad dressing ingredients together.
  • Once brussels sprouts and rice are cooked, combine the two in a bowl, and mix well with salad dressing.
  • On plates, layer arugula with rice and brussels sprouts mixture, then top with pomegranate arils and pecans or walnuts.

Nutrition

Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 121mg | Potassium: 628mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1430IU | Vitamin C: 105mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 2mg