Pineapple Rice Salad

Pineapple Rice salad

This luscious main-dish salad is a crowd-pleaser — it makes a generous portion, and so is a good potluck dish. Brown rice mingles with chewy baked tofu, pineapple chunks, broccoli and bell peppers. Leftovers are great in for portable lunches, packed in a container. Adapted from The Vegetarian Family Cookbook.

Serves: 6

  • 3/4 cup long-grain brown rice (brown basmati is particularly good
    or use an exotic rice blend)
  • 1/2 cup vegan mayonnaise, or as desired to moisten
  • Juice of 1/2 to 1 lemon or lime (2 to 4 tablespoons), to taste
  • 1 teaspoon good-quality curry powder, or more to taste
  • 2 cups fresh pineapple chunks, or one 16-ounce can
    unsweetened pineapple chunks, well drained
  • 2 cups small bite-sized broccoli florets, steamed until bright green
  • 1 medium red bell pepper cut into short, narrow strips
  • 8-ounce package baked tofu, cut into narrow strips
  • 2 to 3 scallions, thinly sliced, green parts only
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro or basil leaves, optional
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Gently simmer rice in 2 cups water until absorbed, about 35 minutes. Allow to cool to room temperature

Combine the mayonnaise, lemon juice, and curry powder in a small bowl and whisk together and set aside until needed.

When the rice is done, combine it with the remaining ingredients in a serving container and stir together. Stir in the mayonnaise mixture. Allow to cool to room temperature, then serve.

Pineapple Rice salad  recipe

Nutrition Information: 
Per serving: 307 calories; 15g total fat;  35.7g carbs; 4g fiber; 10.2g protein; 216mg sodium;

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    Rita Hofmann
    August 30, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    Thanks for the brown rice recipes. I try to change my eating habits – going more vegan.

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