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Rice Salads: Lunch for a Busy Week


[social_buttons] Now that I’m working as a full-time farm intern, I have very little time in the morning to a pack a decent lunch. My solution? Rice salad. I can make a batch in under an hour on Sunday and, voila, enough lunch to keep me fueled for the whole work week.

Rice salads are healthy, inexpensive, and versatile. They don’t get soggy and don’t need to be reheated. Plus, since you can throw just about anything into a rice salad, it’s the perfect way to clean out your fridge and pantry at the end of the week.

Here are some of my favorites:

I usually cook 4 cups of rice and then add as many beans, veggies, and nuts as I see fit. Be sure to taste your salad as you assemble it to determine whether you’ve added enough sauce and seasoning. After the rice salad has cooled, I divide it into five containers for easy grab-and-go during the week.

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4 comments
  1. Amy Dawson

    Your rice salads look great! I wonder, would you be willing to submit them to our website – we'd calculate nutrition for you, post the pictures and credit you and your blog as the source. Let me know – I think that our viewers would love these :) Amy

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