Brown Rice, Spinach and Spring Onion Salad

Brown Rice, Spinach and Spring Onion Salad

Brown rice is a fantastic whole grain.  I love using it for most of our meals.  Adding the green leafy vegetables makes this salad a nutritional bomb.  The nutritional value that brown rice offers include; manganese, selenium, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, vitamin B’s.  Also, brown rice is a good source of dietary fiber, carbohydrate and a small amount of protein.  Spinach is packed with phytochemicals and antioxidants.  My ebook Wellness From Your Plate has recipes including spinach sprinkled throughout.


2 large double handfuls of brown rice

2 bunches of spring onions, chopped

1 cup mixed herbs (mint, coriander, and parsley), finely chopped

10 garlic cloves

1 large double handful of baby spinach

1 tablespoon wakame

pinch Celtic sea salt and cracked black pepper

1/4 jar of Herby turmeric dressing

1 tablespoon coconut oil

spinach and spring onion


Firstly, cook the brown rice.

Sauté the spring onions and garlic in a saucepan with a drizzle of coconut oil.

Whizz wakame in the food processor to create a fine breadcrumb consistency.

Mix in the spring onions the herbs, baby spinach, wakame, salt, and pepper.

Remove from the heat.

Finally, blend all the ingredients together.

Serve warm as a side dish or leave to cool and serve as a cold salad.

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YOUR TURN: What are your favorite healthy foods? Do you have any whole foods you’re obsessed with and want to share, comment below!  I love seeing what you create in your kitchen, don’t forget to take a picture and tag it #wellnessfromyourplate over on Instagram!

NOURISH YOUR BODY, YOU DESERVE IT!  Nic Makim is a nutritionist, health coach, and wellness blogger.  Nutrition programs for weight loss, improving energy and healthy aging solutions.  Simply drop me an email to see how I can help you!

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