Yield: about 8-10 servings

Ingredients

For the salad: 

  • 4 cups brown rice, cooked and cooled
  • 1½ cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 1½ cups shredded carrot*
  • 3 baby bok choy, rinsed, trimmed, and thinly sliced
  • ½ cup frozen peas, thawed
  • ¼ cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 4 scallions, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. sesame seeds (white or black)

For the dressing: 

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1 tbsp. freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tsp. orange zest
  • 2 tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1½ tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1½ tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup canola oil
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    To make the salad, combine the brown rice, chicken, shredded carrot, bok choy, peas, cilantro, scallions and sesame seeds in a large bowl.  Toss gently to combine.

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    To make the dressing, combine all ingredients in a bowl or liquid measuring cup.  Whisk vigorously until well combined.  Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary.  Add the dressing to the bowl with the salad, a bit at a time, tossing gently to coat.  Taste and add more dressing as necessary.  Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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    *If you have a food processor with a shredding attachment, it can be your best friend.  No need to shred carrots by hand!  I shred practically everything with mine.  It’s so darn fast!