Asparagus, Mandarin Orange, Chicken and Rice Salad Recipe
Make Half Your Plate Fruits & Veggies
|Fresh California asparagus, mandarin oranges, chicken and brown rice make perfect complements in this easy Asian-influenced salad.|
|Recipe Cost for 4 People: $12.57 ($3.14/serving)*|
|Preparation Time: 30 minutes|
|In a small bowl, whisk vinaigrette ingredients; set aside. Cook rice according to package directions. Place whole trimmed asparagus in a large skillet with 1 ½ inches of water. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 2-5 minutes. Rinse with cool water and cut into 1-inch pieces. In a medium size bowl, toss all ingredients.|
Weekly Meal Planning Tip: When you’re planning a dinner with chicken, cook up extra chicken breast and refrigerate for later use in this salad.
Complete this Healthy Plate: Serve with an 8 oz glass of non-fat milk.
|Fruits & Veggies per Serving|
Total Fat: 11g
Saturated Fat: 2g
% of Calories from Fat: 23%
% Calories from Sat Fat: 4%
Dietary Fiber: 6g
|Each serving provides: An excellent source of protein, fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, thiamin, niacin, vitamin B6, folate, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and zinc, and a good source of vitamin E, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, iron and copper.|
*Retail prices, Boulder, Colorado, and online, Spring 2015.
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