Crisp, wilt-free broccoli slaw's fast, portable

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March 05, 2006|By ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Lettuce salads can be problematic because of the wilt factor; broccoli slaw solves that problem.

Combined with a grain or pasta, it makes a hearty, healthful, portable salad base.

This is an especially nice vegetarian combo. And total preparation time is about 5 minutes ... how much easier could this be?

BROWN RICE SALAD WITH ORANGES AND BROCCOLI SLAW

MAKES 4 SERVINGS

1 (8.8-ounce) pouch precooked whole-grain brown rice

1 / 2 (12-ounce) bag broccoli slaw

1 (14-ounce) can mandarin orange sections, drained

1 / 3 cup sunflower seeds

1 / 2 cup bottled ginger dressing

Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Prepare rice according to package directions. Rinse under cold water to chill, then drain well. In a large serving bowl, combine rice, broccoli slaw, oranges and sunflower seeds. Toss with salad dressing until coated. Season with salt and pepper.

-- Adapted from "The 5:30 Challenge Cookbook."

Per serving: 357 calories, 6 grams protein, 36 grams carbohydrates, 3 grams fiber, 22 grams fat, 3 grams saturated fat, no cholesterol, 249 milligrams sodium. Analysis provided by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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