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Balsamic Cherry Rice Salad with Toasted Walnuts

"Sizzlin' Summer Rice Salad Contest" 3rd Place Winner - Jasmin Baron

  • Servings


  • ½ cup walnuts, chopped
  • 3 cups cooked white rice, cooled
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup green onion, finely chopped
  • ⅓ cup balsamic vinaigrette
  • salt and pepper (to taste)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spread walnuts evenly on a baking sheet and bake for approximately 8 minutes, or until toasted and fragrant. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  • In a large bowl, combine rice, toasted walnuts, cherries, parsley and green onion. Add balsamic vinaigrette and toss until rice is evenly coated. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 270
  • Total Fat 10g
  • Sodium 140mg
  • Carbohydrates 39g
  • Dietary Fiber 2g
  • Protein 4g