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Brown Rice & Kale Salad Ingredients

Brown Rice & Kale Salad

This salad is easy to whip together, yet so incredibly tasty and nutritious!

Your body will be nourished from the complex carbohydrates from the brown rice, and the vitamins and antioxidants from the vegetables.

Your taste buds will certainly enjoy the complex flavors from the simple dressing and the sweet crunch of the fresh vegetables!

We made this salad with the kids at Capitol Heights Academy and every one of them gobbled it up with gusto! It is a fun recipe to make with the whole family!

Brown Rice & Kale Salad Recipe

Yield: 1 1/2 cups salad
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  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1/4 cup kale, shredded (or any seasonal leafy greens)
  • 1/4 cup carrots, grated
  • 1 Tablespoon green onion
  • 3 sprigs cilantro, finely chopped (optional)
  • 1/4 cup Honey Soy Dressing

Instructions for Adults

Supervise and help where needed.

Instructions for Kids

Use plastic knives or hands to tear kale, green onion, and cilantro into small pieces. Place in a small bowl. Use a box grater to shred carrots and add them to the other vegetables.

In a large bowl, mix the rice and all the veggies. Add Honey Soy Dressing and mix to combine. Serve and enjoy!


Honey Soy Dressing Recipe

Yield: 1 1/4 cups


  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons honey

Instructions for Kids

  • Measure ingredients and add them all to a jar. Screw the lid on tightly. Shake until combined, about 30 seconds or more.
  • You can store any extra dressing in the fridge. It will keep for a few weeks.


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