Chinese Black Rice Orange and Avocado Salad
10 mins (prep 10)
9 ingredients
4 servings
From: "Whole Grains Every Day, Every Way" by Lorna Sass. "China meets the Southwest in this unusual fusion salad. Glistening Chinese black rice--usually sold under the label Forbidden Black Rice--set off against bright orange segments and avocado's pale green gives the mixture striking visual appeal." *Time does not include time it takes to cook rice.

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  • 2 cups cooked wild rice (or cooked wehani)
  • 2 cups oranges, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1/4 cup raw unsalted pumpkin seeds, toasted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons orange zest, grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried chipotle powder
  • 1 ripe hass avocado, peeled and pitted and cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 4 large lettuce leaves (lettuce cups)
  • orange wedge, to garnish (optional)


Serving Size (135.74 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 67.58 Calories from Fat 3.15
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.35g 2.17%
Saturated Fat 0.05g 1.0%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 9.91mg 13.21%
Sodium 157.17mg 26.2%
Total Carbohydrate 13.65g 18.2%
Dietary Fiber 2.84 g 45.43%
Sugars 10.81 g %
Protein 3.7g 29.58%
Vitamin A 273.57IU% Vitamin C 53.38mg%
Calcium 62.79mg% Iron 0.29mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
cooked wild rice, fresh squeezed orange juice, unsalted, orange zest, chipotle powder, hass avocado, large lettuce leaves, orange wedge