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Pear and Walnut Rice Salad With Blue Cheese Vinaigrette

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cook Time: 1 min.
Total: 16 min.
Ellie Mathews
Succulent mouth-watering pear clears the palate for bursts of elegant blue cheese in this perfect (and quick) dinner salad.


  • 3 cups cooked medium or long grain brown rice
  • 1 large firm pear, such as Anjou or Bartlett, cored and diced
  • 3 medium green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped toasted walnuts
  • 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/3 cup prepared vinaigrette (garlic, herb or raspberry)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  • Combine all ingredients in medium bowl; toss to coat. Serve immediately over lettuce leaves and top with dried cranberries, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 265
  Calories from Fat 125 (47%)
(22%)Total Fat 14g
(12%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
(2%)Cholesterol 5mg
(17%)Sodium 416mg
(5%)Potassium 164mg
Total Carbohydrate 30g
(15%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 5g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(11%)Protein 6g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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