Sesame-Cilantro Chicken-and-Rice Salad

Hands-on Time: 15 min., Total Time: 15 min.
Serve this recipe with lime wedges over a bed of fresh tender greens for an easy main-dish salad.

Yield: Makes 6 to 8 servings
Recipe from Southern Living Food for Today

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  • 2 (8.8-oz.) packages UNCLE BEN'S READY RICE Whole Grain Brown Rice
  • 2 limes
  • 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 teaspoon chopped fresh cilantro, divided
  • 3 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • Toppings: sliced green onions, toasted sesame seeds


  1. 1. Prepare rice according to package directions.
  2. 2. Grate zest from limes to equal 1 tsp., and squeeze juice from limes to equal 2 Tbsp. Whisk together lime zest, juice, chili sauce, sesame oil, salt, and 3 tsp. cilantro.
  3. 3. Combine rice, chicken, and chili sauce mixture in a large bowl, tossing to coat. Sprinkle with remaining 2 tsp. chopped fresh cilantro. Serve with desired toppings.
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