Chinese Chicken and Rice Salad

Shake things up with this sweet and tangy Chinese Chicken and Rice Salad made with Minute® Instant White Rice, pineapple, broccoli slaw and a soy and hoisin sauce blend.

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Cooking time PREP TIME 10 mins
Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 10 mins


  • 1 can (20 oz) pineapple chunks, drained, juice reserved
  • 1 cup Minute® White Rice
  • 2 cups cooked, cubed chicken
  • 1 pkg (14 oz) broccoli slaw or classic coleslaw
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup toasted, sliced almonds (optional)


  • Tossed in a tasty blend of rice vinegar, soy and hoisin sauce, this Chinese Chicken and Rice Salad made with sweet and juicy pineapple chunks, broccoli slaw, tender chicken and perfectly cooked rice is sure to please.

    Step 1

  • Measure 1/2 cup pineapple juice and reserve. Add enough water to remaining pineapple juice to make 1 cup.

    Step 2

  • Prepare rice according to package directions using juice-water mixture. Allow to cool.

    Step 3

  • Combine cooled rice, chicken, pineapple chunks and broccoli slaw in a large bowl. Set aside.

    Step 4

  • Whisk together reserved pineapple juice, rice vinegar, hoisin sauce and soy sauce in a small bowl.

    Step 5

  • Toss salad with desired amount of dressing and cilantro. Garnish with almonds, if using.

Sweet and Simple

Does your work or school schedule always leave you short on time for lunch and opting for fast food? Or, maybe you have guests coming over for dinner and are short on time. Whatever the case may be, we’ve got you covered with our quick, simple and tasty Chinese Chicken and Rice Salad made with Minute® Instant White Rice.

Make this dish in the morning and take it with you for a delicious and satisfying, protein-packed lunch that will help you power through the day. Or, impress your family or dinner guests with the unexpected sweet and tangy flavors of pineapple, rice vinegar, soy and hoisin sauce, not typically found in a salad.

Never waste your appetite, time or money on fast food or bland, boring salads again with this and other quick, simple and delicious recipes made with Minute® Instant White Rice.

Make it Crunchy

Kick this salad up a notch and give it a bit of crunch by adding toasted sliced almonds, fresh snow peas or a bit of chopped celery. If you’re looking for another crunchy rice salad idea with Asian-inspired flavors, try this Asian Pecan, Shrimp and Rice Salad.