Spinach-Feta Rice Salad with Chicken Sausage

Spinach-Feta Rice Salad with Chicken Sausage

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Spinach, cucumber and red pepper are served with chicken sausage and rice, dressed with a flavorful garlic-herb vinaigrette, and topped with feta cheese in this easy main dish salad.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • Rice and Chicken Sausage
  • 1 (12 ounce) package fully cooked roasted garlic or roasted pepper-asiago chicken sausages
  • ¾ cup uncooked brown rice
  • 2 cups fresh spinach, sliced
  • 1 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1 medium red sweet pepper, chopped
  • ¼ cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese
  • Garlic-Herb Vinaigrette
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1½ tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon coarse ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 clove garlic, minced

Preparation

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  1. To prepare the Rice and Chicken Sausage: Cut sausages in half lengthwise. Thinly slice sausage halves crosswise. Cook rice according to package directions, omitting any added salt and adding the sausage during the last 3 minutes of cooking. Let rice cool about 15 minutes.
  2. To prepare the Garlic-Herb Vinaigrette: In a screw-top jar combine parsley, lemon juice, oil, vinegar, mustard, honey, and garlic. Cover and shake well to combine. Set aside.
  3. Stir the spinach, cucumber, and pepper into the rice mixture. Drizzle with Garlic-Herb Vinaigrette. Toss to coat.
  4. To serve, divide salad among four serving plates. Sprinkle with feta cheese.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 2 cups
  • Per serving: 357 calories; 15 g fat(4 g sat); 3 g fiber; 35 g carbohydrates; 20 g protein; 58 mcg folate; 70 mg cholesterol; 6 g sugars; 2,346 IU vitamin A; 52 mg vitamin C; 65 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 596 mg sodium; 224 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (87% daily value), Vitamin A (47% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 2 fat, 2 lean protein, 2 starch, 1 vegetable

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