Grilled Steak and Brown Rice Salad Platter

Try this grilled steak and rice salad with store-bought chimichurri sauce, for a fresh and flavorful meal that you’ll love to serve all summer long!

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Cooking time PREP TIME 20 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 10 mins
Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 30 mins (+ 10 mins standing time)
Cooking time
PREP TIME 20 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 10 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 30 mins (+ 10 mins standing time)


  • 2 cups Minute® Instant Brown Rice
  • 1 lb strip loin steak, about 3/4-inch thick
  • 1 tbsp steak seasoning
  • 4 cups arugula
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 avocado, pitted, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp chimichurri sauce
  • 1/2 cup goat cheese, crumbled


  • Topped with a bright chimichurri, this Grilled Steak and Brown Rice Salad Platter is a perfect harmony of pepper and citrus combining rich, juicy strip loin with fresh, zesty ingredients.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Meanwhile, preheat grill to medium-high heat; grease grate well. Season steak all over with steak seasoning.

    Step 3

  • Grill steak for 2 to 3 minutes per side or until well-marked and internal temperature reaches 135ºF for medium-rare or until cooked as desired. Let stand for 10 minutes; slice thinly.

    Step 4

  • In bowl, toss together rice, arugula, tomatoes, avocado, salt, pepper and 1/2 cup chimichurri sauce. Transfer to serving platter.

    Step 5

  • Arrange steak slices over salad. Sprinkle with goat cheese and drizzle with remaining chimichurri sauce.

    Recipe Variations

    Substitute crumbled blue cheese for goat cheese if desired.

Prepare the Perfect Steak

Strip loin is one of the most flavorful steak options. Follow these tips so you don’t lose any of that juicy flavor.

-Before applying the seasoning, take a paper towel and pat it dry—this will give you those irresistible crispy edges.
Flip with tongs — you don’t want to puncture your meat with a fork or risk dropping it with a spatula.
Remove meat when it’s slightly underdone to seals in those mouthwatering juices while the steak continues to cook.
-If you’re worried about the temperature of your steak, cover your meat with aluminum foil to keep it hot.

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Chimichurri Side Salad

What better way to accompany your grilled meat than with a chimichurri sauce. But, we’ve made it even heartier by turning it into a whole grain side salad using Minute® Instant Brown Rice. This simple rice salad is made with brown rice, arugula, tomatoes, avocado and your favorite store-bought chimichurri sauce! Our convenient rice takes just 10 minutes to cook so you can toss it together ahead of time or quickly while your meat cooks.

Not sure what Chimichurri is? Consisting of parsley, garlic and oregano, this herb sauce originated in Argentina, but it’s not surprising that it has made its way around the world. Heap this herb sauce on your dish to complement that rich meat and those peppery notes.