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Tutti Fruitti Rice Salad

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Versatile And Delicious, Rice Is Nutritious (NAPSA) - When deciding what to eat for dinner, the latest research suggests that rice may be the right choice. A study recently presented at the American Dietetic Association's annual meeting shows that people who eat rice have diets that are higher in essential nutrients such as folic acid, potassium and vitamin C and lower in saturated fat and added sugar.

Tutti Fruitti Rice Salad
According to the research, rice eaters have a lower risk of having high blood pressure and being overweight. They also appear to have a reduced risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

Even tastier news for food lovers is how delicious and versatile rice is. Enriched white rice is low in calories and has plenty of iron and folic acid, while brown rice is 100 percent whole grain with phytonutrients. For greattasting, healthy recipes, visit www.usarice.com/consumer.

Here's a delicious recipe for Tutti Fruitti Rice Salad.

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Ingredients:

  • 3 cups cooked medium- or long-grain rice
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 mango, chopped
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup raspberry vinaigrette dressing
  • 1/4 cup plus two tablespoons fresh chopped parsley, divided

Directions:

In large bowl, combine rice, cranberries, mango, pecans, pepper, vinaigrette and 1/4 cup parsley. Toss well. Garnish with remaining parsley.

Serving Size: Makes 4 Servings


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