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Asian Brown Rice Noodle Salad with California Avocados

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Total Time:

30min

Cook Time:

5min

Prep Time:

25min

Nutritional Highlights (per serving)

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280
Calories
10 g
Total Fat
7 g
Dietary Fiber
5 g
Protein
44 g
Total Carbs
 Asian Brown Rice Noodle Salad with California Avocados

This dish may very well become your warm weather go-to salad as a main or side dish. California Avocados add creaminess, fresh orange adds bright acidity and juicy sweetness, and toasted sesame seeds add a crunchy earthy taste. Nutritionally, this low-sodium salad is an excellent source of vitamin C (40% DV), vitamin K (30% DV) and dietary fiber (28% DV) and a good source of protein (10% DV). For a gluten-free alternative, try gluten-free noodles and gluten-free soy sauce or tamari.

Ingredients

Serves: 4
oz.  dry thin brown rice noodles (or 2 3/4 cups cooked)
tsp.  dark sesame oil
  ripe, Fresh California Avocados, seeded, peeled and diced
Tbsp.  rice vinegar
  medium orange, ends and peel sliced off, cut crosswise, broken into segments
1/4  cup  chopped scallions (green part only)
1/4  cup  coarsely chopped cilantro
  toasted sesame seeds*
tsp.  reduced-sodium soy sauce
cup  tofu, roasted or toasted (Optional)
  * You can use store-bought toasted sesame seeds or toast your own in a sauté pan for 2 minutes over medium heat

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados

Instructions

  1. Prepare the noodles in salted water according to package directions, minus 1 minute so as not to overcook them. Rinse with cold water to cool quickly. Drain again and pour into a large mixing bowl. Drizzle with sesame oil.
  2. Dice the avocado and add it to the bowl, pouring the rice vinegar over the avocado. Add the remaining ingredients and mix gently. You may enjoy the salad immediately for the best quality, or within 24 hours.

Serving Suggestion: Top with roasted chicken, shrimp, or marinated tofu

Beverage Pairing: Iced green tea with a lemon or orange wedge or lime-flavored sparkling water with an orange wedge

NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories 280
Total Fat 10 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Unsaturated Fat 5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2 mg
Dietary Fiber 7 g
Protein 5 g
Total Carbs 44 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 110 mg
Potassium 300 mg
Total Sugar 5 g

Vitamin A 217 IU; Vitamin C 25 mg; Calcium 47 mg; Iron 1 mg; Vitamin D 0 IU; Folate 41 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 4%; Vitamin C 40%; Calcium 4%; Iron 4%; Vitamin D 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Michelle Dudash, RDN

Award-winning registered dietitian nutritionist, Cordon Bleu-certified chef and best-selling author Michelle Dudash has created the award-winning recipes for busy moms struggling to feed their families nourishing meals while the clock is ticking. As an on-the-go working mom herself, Michelle understood early on that it is possible to cook like a chef while eating like a nutritionist, which is where the idea materialized for her first book, Clean Eating for Busy Families (Fair Winds Press). In January 2016, Michelle launched her online program Clean Eating Cooking School: Monthly Meal Plans Made Simple.

Michelle is a brand advocate. Their content on the California Avocado Commission website and/or blog is part of their partnership with our organization.

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