Brown Rice Avocado and Grapefruit Salad

My Favourite  Salads

Brown Rice Avocado and Grapefruit Salad myfavouritepastime.com_4756bAvocado (Persia americana) is one of those fruits that I never plan to use, ahead of time. Some people refer to it as alligator pear. The most outstanding fact is the presence monounsaturated fats. Monounsaturated fats are liquid at room temperature but begin to solidify if temperature is lowered. They are preferable to other types of fat and can be found in olives, olive oil, nuts, peanut oil, canola oil and avocados. Foods containing monounsaturated fats reduce low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, also known as the bad cholesterol.

Brown Rice Avocado and Grapefruit Salad myfavouritepastime.com_3107_2Sesame oil, especially the toasted one, is used as a flavour enhancer in foods. It’s used for stir-frying meats or vegetables, sautéing, or seasoning. It’s also great in pickles and condiments. It has a strong, lingering aroma so should be used sparingly. The salad I’m sharing today has sesame-flavoured brown rice, with green onions and avocado with yoghurt dressing. It’s a healthy and filling salad that I ate a lot during summer, for lunch. I hope you’ll love it. Wish you a fantastic weekend.

Brown Rice Avocado and Grapefruit Salad myfavouritepastime.com_3106bDivide the rice onto 4 plates, arrange the avocados and grapefruits, drizzle dressing over avocado and grapefruit and serve as a side.

Brown Rice Avocado and Grapefruit Salad myfavouritepastime.com_3106The salad was very filling. I had it for lunch with some Bbq Meat. It was delicious

Brown Rice Avocado and Grapefruit Salad

Preparation time: 10 minutes; Cooking time: 40 minutes; Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 200g (1 cup) brown rice
  • 1½ cups water or stock
  • Salt and pepper taste
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2-3 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2-4 green onions thinly sliced
  • ½ cup shredded cilantro (coriander leaves)

Salad Accompaniments

  • 2 avocados
  • 2 red grapefruits

Yoghurt Dressing

  • 60ml (¼ cup, 4 tablespoons) plain yoghurt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Cook rice as per the following instructions. (Can be prepared ahead of time)
  2. Cut avocados in half, remove the seed and scoop out the flesh with a spoon and slice them.
  3. Peel and segment the grapefruits.
  4. Shake all dressing ingredients in a small jar and season to taste.
  5. Divide the rice onto 4 plates, arrange the avocados and grapefruits, drizzle dressing over avocado and grapefruit and serve as a side.

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Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

26 thoughts

  1. Now brown rice I make regularly (guess what I am heating up right now). I have paired it with avocado (and mint usually) but GRAPEFRUIT?! What a genius idea!

    1. I’ve been so lucky of late. I buy them unripe and keep them for a few days. I’ve certainly been winning avocado lottery. Have a great week!
      Liz

  2. Now there is a combination! I would never, ever think to put those ingredients together – especially the grapefruit and avocado! It does look refreshing I must say. Good one Liz. You continue to amaze me with your consistency in posting on your blog and the great photos and recipes! I’m taking a blogging break to pursue another endeavor which is sure taking a ton of my time, but will be well worth it in the end. We had a gorgeous day again here today, just like a summer day. I have noticed that our summers seem to grow longer into the autumn while spring can be slow to come sometimes. I wonder if that is all part and parcel of global warming? It really does frighten me when I see shows on TV talking about what “could” happen. I guess the truth of it is no one really knows for sure! Hope you are having a lovely autumn…do you get all those fabulous reds and golds and yellows in your trees in the fall?

    1. Hi Sandy!
      The fabulous reds and golds and yellow will be at peak in some two or so weeks. I haven’t taken a walk in the forest though, but my bushes and small trees are still intact. I think citrus fruit and avocado is a great combination because avocado can be rather bland. And the global warming thing is a reality. There is no way the world would ever get better because there is so much interference with the natural ecosystems, cutting down of forests, billions of livestock and chicken emitting methane, smoking industries, ever-growing landfills, advancements in science like nuclear energy and GMOs, inevitably, the climate must change, how it will change is what we may not know but we can predict. I hope I live to see the changes! Happy Thanksgiving!
      Liz

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