MultiGrain Medley Veggie Salad

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This multigrain medley veggie salad recipe is brought to you by our friends at Minute® Rice. Our life changed drastically just under a year ago when we found out our then 2 year old had Celiac Disease.  We used to eat a lot of whole wheat pastas, whole wheat breads, and many other foods that were full of gluten.  Many of our family favorites had to be replaced with new foods or at least modified to no longer contain gluten.  One family favorite we transformed was a go to dish for family get togethers, something we were used to seeing on the table at picnics and cookouts.  The traditional Pasta Salad.  Since pasta salad just isn’t the same with gluten free pasta we decided to go a completely different direction and created this MultiGrain Medley Veggie Salad made with Minute® Multi-Grain Medley.

Multigrain Medley Veggie Pasta Salad- This Mama Loves

MultiGrain Medley Veggie Salad

Ingredients:

  • Minute® Multi-Grain Medley – it comes in four pre-portioned bags for ease of preparation
  • red, green, yellow, and orange peppers
  • cauliflower
  • broccoli
  • onion
  • tomato
  • celery
  • other fresh veggies – any favorites you’d normally put in a pasta salad
  • 1/2 cup small cubes of sharp cheddar cheese

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp raw honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 4 drops Basil essential oil
  • 3 drops Lemon essential oil

Multi-Grain Medley Veggie Salad with Minute Rice

Instructions:

Prepare your Minute® Multi-Grain Medley according to package instructions.  It cooks in just 10 minutes.  Allow it to cool completely before mixing with the remaining ingredients.

The Minute® Multi-Grain Medley is a blend of four, gluten free grains – 100% whole grains – brown rice, Thai red rice, wild rice and quinoa.  It’s also non GMO which is so important to me! The blend is slightly chewy with a nutty flavor so it’s great as a base in a dish like this “pasta” salad.

While the rice blend is cooling, chop your veggies.  You want this salad to be full of fresh flavors so use all the veggies your family loves.  Place the veggies in a bowl and set aside.

In a separate bowl combine the ingredients for the dressing then drizzle over the veggies.  Toss together and place in the refrigerator to chill until the rice is completely cool.

Multi-Grain Medley Veggie Salad

Once the rice blend is cool add it to the veggies.

Multi-Grain Medley Veggie Salad

Toss the rice blend and veggies together until they are well combined and everything is coated with the dressing.

Lastly, add the cubes of cheddar cheese and combine.  You want to wait to add the cheese until you’re ready to serve so that it does not become soft.  You could also use a crumbled feta cheese in place of the sharp cheddar.

Multi-Grain Medley Veggie Salad

Minute Rice is a pantry staple for us.  It’s a family favorite for meal time or even after school snack.  Our 11 year old daughter loves preparing it for herself and her brothers because it’s easy and she can make a new recipe with it by adding fresh veggies or other ingredients from our pantry or refrigerator.

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Minute® Rice.

About the author: Racquel is a stay at home mom with an extensive background in interior home design. She loves baking & creating beautifully decorated treats, cooking new and unique recipes for the whole family, designing and decorating on a budget with upcycled projects, and making kid and grown-up crafts. You can find Racquel at www.faithflourcreamandsugar.com

24 comments… add one
  • This dish looks so fresh and delicious! Thanks for sharing with Merry Monday this week 🙂

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  • Thank you for sharing this scrumptious MultiGrain Medley Veggie Salad! Love it! I will definitely make this recipe for my family!

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  • What a vibrant salad! Pinned!

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  • Wow, this looks good. That rice looks great! I don’t think I would’ve thought to put it in a salad, but what a great idea! I’d love for you to stop by and link up at our new link party, where we actually make the features! Thanks for sharing! http://uncookiecutter.com/2016/02/pineapple-cake-you-link-it-we-make-it-2/

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  • Wow! This looks delicious, like a healthier pasta salad! Yum!

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  • This Multigrain Medley Veggie Salad looks like a great idea for lunch!

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  • That looks great! I have this same rice in my kitchen right now, can’t wait to try it!

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  • This looks and sounds like a really yummy recipe! I would love trying to make this sometime! Thanks for sharing.

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  • That looks awesome! I have this same rice my kitchen right now, I will have to make this today.

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  • I am going to have to get some of this multi grain melody. It is the first time I have seen it and this salad looks amazing.

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  • This looks like a delicious salad. I’ve been eating more veggies and salads this year so chances are, I’ll try your recipe sooner rather than later.

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  • Oh yum! I love making rice and this is such a great way to add some extra flavors to it! Can’t wait to try it

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  • That looks absolutely delicious. The addition of the veggies is great, looks so healthy.

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  • This dish looks so amazing! It would be perfect for that picky eater, who will only eat fresh veggies over cooked veggies! I can’t wait try this one!

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  • This looks amazing. I’m bookmarking this to make later. I love salads like this! Yum!

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  • Minute Multigrain Medley sounds like something I would love to try and it would be perfect in this salad. It is so important to eat veggies and I lucked out with my sons because they all types of veggies. This salad we are going to have to try for sure.

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  • The salad looks so delicious. We eat rice regularly, I think it’s a great idea to add it to salads.

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  • This is a great addition for my breakfast. I make it a point to prepare a delicious and nutritious breakfast.

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  • I love to make rice a few times a week. This recipe looks so delicious i will have to see if i have all of the ingredients so i can make some.

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  • Looks really yummy! I love seeing colorful meals like this.

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  • That sounds like a killer salad. I can’t wait to try this awesomeness!

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  • Snagging this recipe so we can try it on the weekend.
    This looks delicious and would be a perfect side dish to go with our roast chicken.
    Yummy!! My kids are going to love this for sure!

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  • I am looking for some delicious meals that are also nutritious for me. This fits the bill perfectly

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  • That looks so good! This is perfect for a stand-alone dish or as a side to meat.

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