Warm Brown Rice and Chickpea Salad with Cherries and Goat Cheese

4 Servings - 1 cup Recipe by Cooking Light June 2014 Fresh cherries add a meaty bite and tart-sweet flavor. If you can't find fresh cherries, add 2 tablespoons boiling water to 1/4 cup unsweetened dried cherries. Let stand 10 minutes; drain and chop.

Warm Brown Rice and Chickpea Salad with Cherries and Goat Cheese
Adapted from myrecipes.com
Warm Brown Rice and Chickpea Salad with Cherries and Goat Cheese

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

4

Servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

Adapted from myrecipes.com

Ingredients

  • 1

    (8.8-ounce) pouch precooked brown rice (such as Uncle Ben's)

  • 1/4

    cup chopped green onions

  • 1/4

    cup chopped fresh basil

  • 3

    tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2

    tablespoons white balsamic vinegar

  • 1/2

    teaspoon salt

  • 1/4

    teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 32

    cherries, pitted and quartered

  • 1

    (15-ounce) can unsalted chickpeas, rinsed and drained

  • 2

    ounces goat cheese, crumbled (about 1/2 cup)

Directions

Heat rice according to package directions. Place rice in a medium bowl. Stir in onions and next 7 ingredients (through chickpeas). Sprinkle evenly with goat cheese.

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