Brown Rice Salad with Pears, Walnuts and Gorgonzola Recipe
Try a new twist on salad with healthy brown rice instead of lettuce in this filling fall dish that features in-season pears, walnuts and gorgonzola cheese.
  • Makes: 8 servings of about 2/3 cup
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45-60 minutes (for rice)
  • Difficulty Rating: Easy

  • Nutrition Highlights: Brown rice – and all rice – is gluten-free.

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  • Recipe From: My Indiana Home


  1. In a medium bowl, combine rice, pear, onions, walnuts and cheese.
  2. Whisk oil, vinegar, salt and pepper together in a small bowl and pour over rice mixture.
  3. Toss lightly to blend all ingredients. Serve immediately.

SEE ALSO: Fact or Fiction: Debunking Myths About Whole Grains

Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories –194, Fat – 10.7g, Dietary Fiber – 1.6g, Protein – 5.3g.

**Nutrition information is calculated using an online calorie calculator. Variations may exist. Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet.

Tips & Notes

For 3½ cups cooked brown rice, you'll need roughly 1¼ cups dry rice and 2½ cups water. More tips and nutritional notes about this recipe.


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