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Ham-and-Rice Salad with Spinach

Yield 2 servings (serving size: 2 cups)

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2/3 cup uncooked fast-cooking recipe long-grain and wild rice (such as Uncle Ben's)
  • 1/4 cup sweetened dried cranberries (such as Craisins)
  • 4 cups chopped spinach leaves
  • 1 cup diced cooked ham
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 (11-ounce) can mandarin oranges in light syrup, undrained

Nutrition Information

  • calories 451
  • caloriesfromfat 28 %
  • fat 14.2 g
  • satfat 3.6 g
  • monofat 7.5 g
  • polyfat 1.6 g
  • protein 20.7 g
  • carbohydrate 49.8 g
  • fiber 6.3 g
  • cholesterol 48 mg
  • iron 5.4 mg
  • sodium 1229 mg
  • calcium 146 mg

How to Make It

  1. Bring water and rice to a boil in a saucepan. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 22 minutes. Stir in cranberries; cover, and cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Let stand, covered, 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Cool. Combine rice mixture, spinach, and remaining ingredients in a large bowl; toss well. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator.