It’s all about the brown rice today! As a side dish, brown rice is a super healthy food to include in your families diet. Brown rice has more fiber, less carbs, and more nutrients than white rice. However, kids who grow up on white rice may have a hard time making the transition. And what good is a healthy food, unless you eat it!
The kids have always gone for dishes that incorporate their favorite fruits. That’s why this rice salad is a winner! You don’t need white rice to make it delicious. The juices from the fruit give the rice that flavor that the kids already love.
While it’s true that brown rice takes more time that white rice to cook, you can make it in big batches and freeze it in a freezer safe bag. This will keep for up to 6 months! When reheating it, add 1-2 tablespoons of water per every cup of rice and put it in the microwave, or in a saucepan on the stove top.
- 1 cup brown rice, raw
- 1 cup pineapple
- 1 cup grapes
- 2 medium tangerine (mandarin orange)
- Cook brown rice according to package directions.
- Drain pineapple juice and pour over rice.
- Add pineapple chunks to rice.
- Slice grapes in half. Peel and section tangerines. Combine all together.