About this recipe: A healthy salad with a delicious orange juice vinaigrette.
Used different ingredients. I MADE THIS SALAD FOR A LADIES LUNCH AND IT RECIEVED RAVE REVIEWS. I COOKED THE RICE IN VEGETABLE STOCK AND ADDED DRIED CRANBERRIES FOR COLOUR. WOULD MAKE THIS AGAIN IT IS A WINNER. - 24 Jul 2008
Used different ingredients. Based on a couple of reviews that said this dish was bland, I made some modifications and the dish was delicious. I toasted some flaked almonds, which gave great flavour. - 24 Jul 2008
Something else. I don't know how the original recipe would have come out, but w/ the way mine came out, I'd give it 5-stars! I made some minor adjustments: 1) I added a clove of garlic as another reviewer recommended - it was strong at 1st, but great the next day, just right. 2) Secondly, after tasting the salad, I felt it was too "vinegary," so I added in another tbsp or 2 of oil & some more OJ (about 2-3 tbsps). An alternative would be to cut back on the vinegar to begin w/, to about 1/2 the amount. 3) The recipe says to stir in the spinach, onion & oranges right before serving, but the next day, after having sat in the dressing, the salad tasted sensational- MUCH better! The 1st day I would have given it 3-4 stars, but the second day I'd give it 5! The spinach leaves & rice really soak up the flavour. This is definitely a salad that's better to make the night before serving. I also added in some diced cooked chicken breast I had leftover from the night before & made it into a whole meal. That was delicious! - 24 Jul 2008