Mediterranean Rice Salad

Menu Part: 
Salad
Cuisine Type: 
Mediterranean
Serves: 
52 servings

This colorful salad brings customers a taste of the Mediterranean with cannellini beans, green bell peppers and baby spinach.

Ingredients

3 qt. hot water
2 boxes Uncle Ben’s Roasted Chicken Flavored Brown Rice
78-oz. canned cannellini beans, drained, rinsed
26 oz. green bell pepper, small dice
1 oz. flat leaf parsley, chopped
52 cups baby spinach

Steps

1. Combine hot water and contents of seasoning packet in deep full-size steamtable pan. Stir well to disperse seasoning in water. Add rice and mix well.

2. Cover and bake in preheated 400°F conventional oven for 25 minutes, or until most water is absorbed. Stir rice well.

3. Add beans, peppers and parsley to rice. Stir until combined. Hold at room temperature over ice.

4. To serve, place 1 cup spinach on plate. Portion 1½ cups rice on top of spinach.

Recipe by Uncle Ben's

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