Warm Brown Rice and Chickpea Salad with Cherries and Goat Cheese

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Warm Brown Rice and Chickpea Salad with Cherries and Goat CheeseRecipe
Photo: Randy Dausch; Styling: Lindsey Lower
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.
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 cup)


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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)


1. 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.

Created date

April 2014

Nutritional Information

Calories 359
Fat 16.8 g
Satfat 4.6 g
Monofat 8.4 g
Polyfat 1.2 g
Protein 10 g
Carbohydrate 43 g
Fiber 5 g
Cholesterol 11 mg
Iron 2 mg
Sodium 389 mg
Calcium 100 mg