Chinese Black Rice, Orange & Avocado Salad Recipe

Chewy, slightly sweet Chinese Black Rice combines with the bright oranges and creamy avocado for a unique, filling dish. If you can’t find Chinese Black Rice, use wild rice instead. Prepare the rice in advance, and the recipe will come together in a snap.

Chinese Black Rice, Orange & Avocado Salad Recipe

2 cups cooked Basic Chinese Black Rice (or wild rice)
2 cups diced peeled oranges
1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1/4 cup raw, unsalted pumpkin seeds, toasted
1 1/2 teaspoons grated orange zest
1/4 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
1/8 teaspoon ground chipotle
1 ripe Hass avocado, peeled, pitted, and cut into 1/2-inch dice
4 large lettuce cups or leaves
Unpeeled orange wedges, for garnish (optional)

In a bowl, combine the black rice, oranges, orange juice, pumpkin seeds, orange zest, salt, and chipotle. Gently mix in the avocado. Add more salt, if needed. Place a lettuce cup on each plate and spoon the salad into the lettuce cups. Garnish with orange wedges, if you wish.

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