Citrus Spinach and Rice Salad

Colorful and fresh, this bold blend of Minute® Instant Brown Rice, fresh baby spinach, crisp red onion, orange and zesty Catalina dressing is hearty, delicious and guaranteed to energize.

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Citrus Spinach and Rice Salad

Cooking time PREP TIME 2 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 10 mins
Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 12 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 2 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 10 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 12 mins


  • 2 cups Minute® Brown Rice
  • 1 pkg (6 oz) fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 1 large orange, supremed
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 cup Catalina dressing


  • Ideal as a side dish or light main, our Citrus Spinach and Rice Salad is delicious, refreshing and hearty, thanks to the addition of whole-grain brown rice.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions. Cool slightly.

    Step 2

  • Toss rice, spinach, orange segments and onion with dressing. Serve immediately.

    Recipe Tips

    Use 1 can (11 oz) mandarin orange segments, drained, in place of fresh orange, if desired.

    For a complete meal, top this salad with leftover rotisserie cooked chicken.



What Else Can You Do With Spinach?

Put it on pizza: Who said pizza can’t be nutritious? With spinach on top, it can be. What’s more, is that when cooked on a layer of hot cheese and tomato, the combo is mouth-watering. Spinach is also filling, which is another great benefit.

Use it for salad: You don’t necessarily need lettuce for your salad, as fresh spinach leaves are a great alternative. For a quick and simple yet tasty salad, combine spinach with veggies, chopped nuts and little chunks of cheese. For some lean protein, you can also include cottage cheese, Greek yogurt or tofu. Then, pour on some olive oil, vinegar and lemon juice. Looking for more ideas? Try our Spinach and Salmon Salad.

Stir it into stews, stir-fries, and soups: Stirring spinach into one of these comforting dishes adds thickness as well as nutrients to the mix. Fresh spinach leaves make a fine accompaniment to Thai chicken with noodles, vegetable soup or white bean stew. Also try them in our Spinach and Bacon Casserole.

How to Supreme and Orange

Step 1

 Use a classic chef’s knife to slice off the top and bottom of your orange.

Step 2

Stand your orange upright on the cutting board. Starting at the top of the orange, guide your chef’s knife down to the base, curving the knife with the shape of the fruit. Continue all the way around the orange until all of the rind and pith is removed. If you have white pith left on the outside of the orange, go back around and slice it off.

Step 3

Once all the pith is removed, you’ll be able to see the membranes between each orange wedge. Use a paring knife to slice along the inside of the membranes.

Step 4

Lift out your supreme orange wedges and place them in a bowl. Now they’re ready for a recipe or a snack!

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