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Brown Rice Salad
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Vegan Brown Rice Salad with Dill

This protein-packed vegan Brown Rice Salad comes together with the amazing textures of green beans, mushrooms and lima beans. All of it is dressed with a delicately flavored orange-cashew dressing. Gluten-free and soy-free.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Indian inspired
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: Vegan brown rice salad
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 328kcal


  • ¾ cup brown rice, cooked
  • 2 cups green beans or haricot vert, cut into one-inch pieces. You can use frozen.
  • 1 cup button or crimini mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cups frozen or canned lima beans (use any other bean as a substitute. Chickpeas or red kidney beans would be great in this)
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 cup fresh dill, thick stems removed, leaves chopped
  • Dressing Ingredients:
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Juice of one large orange (about ½ cup)
  • 2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 10 cashew nuts
  • Salt to taste


Make the dressing:

  • Heat a skillet and add the coriander seeds and cumin seeds. Dry-roast for about two minutes over medium-high heat until they start to turn color. Remove to a blender.
  • Add to the blender the red pepper flakes, orange juice, balsamic vinegar, cashew nuts and salt and ground black pepper.
  • Blend until the dressing is smooth and creamy.

Make the rice:

  • In a saucepan, heat the oil and add the onions with some salt and ground black pepper. Saute over medium-high heat for about five minutes or until the onions are translucent but not turning color. Add the mushrooms, green beans and lima beans and mix well.
  • Let the vegetables cook about 5 minutes or until the beans are tender but not mushy.
  • Add the cooked brown rice, dill, and the salad dressing. Mix everything well together. Turn off heat.
  • Serve warm or cold.


Calories: 328kcal | Carbohydrates: 60.8g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 5.6g | Potassium: 1180mg | Fiber: 9.3g | Sugar: 5.8g | Calcium: 220mg | Iron: 10.6mg