Aged Cheddar and Almond Forbidden Rice Salad
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Aged Cheddar and Almond Forbidden Rice Salad
Aged Cheddar and Almond Forbidden Rice Salad
1 cup Lotus Foods Forbidden Rice
3/4 cup chopped aged Cheddar cheese (such as Kerrygold)
1/2 cup coarsely chopped smoked almonds
1/3 cup chopped celery
1/3 cup minced red onion
1 tbsp. chopped fresh thyme

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup wine vinegar
1 tsp. stone ground mustard
1 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. Raley's Smoked Alderwood Sea Salt Seasoning

Prep: 20 minutes, Cook: 20 minutes
Cool/Chill: at least 1½ hours, Serves: 4    

1. Cook rice according to package directions. Transfer to a large bowl and let cool, stirring occasionally.

2. Stir in cheese, almonds, celery, onion and thyme.

3. Whisk together all dressing ingredients and pour over salad; stir to coat all ingredients with dressing. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. 

Nutritional Information:
528 calories, 14 g protein, 36 g total fat (7 g sat.), 40 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 2 g sugar, 23 mg cholesterol, 550 mg sodium, 15 points