Turkey, Rice and Romaine Salad

What can you bring to a get-together? Toss a delicious dinner salad that's chock-full of goodness and low in fat.

  • Prep Time 45 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 10

Ingredients

Salad

3
cups uncooked instant brown rice
2
tablespoons lemon juice
1/2
lb smoked turkey breast, cut into 1x1/4x1/4-inch strips (2 cups)
1
large red bell pepper, cut into 2x1/4-inch strips
8
medium green onions, sliced (1/2 cup)
1 1/2
cups thin jicama strips (about 2 inches long)
10
cups bite-size pieces romaine lettuce

Dressing

2/3
cup rice vinegar
1/3
cup vegetable oil
1
tablespoon sugar
2
tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper

  • 1 Cook rice as directed on package, omitting butter and salt. In very large (4-quart) bowl, toss rice and lemon juice. Spread rice in 15x10x1-inch pan. Place in freezer 15 minutes or in refrigerator 1 hour to chill.
  • 2 When rice is cold, return to large bowl. Stir in remaining salad ingredients.
  • 3 In small bowl, beat all dressing ingredients with wire whisk until blended. Pour dressing over rice mixture; toss lightly to coat.

Expert Tips

Ham can be substituted for the smoked turkey breast, and zucchini or yellow summer squash can be used instead of the jicama. Cider vinegar can be substituted for the rice vinegar.

Offer warm, cheesy focaccia wedges or slices of a rustic Asiago cheese loaf with this salad.

Rice vinegar is made from fermented rice and is milder than either cider or white vinegar. Look for it along with other vinegars or in the Asian foods aisle of your supermarket.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
250
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
220mg
220%;
Total Carbohydrate
33g
33%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
10g
10%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
80%;
Vitamin C
80%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.