This post is sponsored by Knorr. All comments and opinions are my own.
I eat salads multiple times per week. Typically I throw together a salad for myself as a quick lunch. Usually my salad includes some type of lettuce, a protein, whatever veggie I might have handy and probably some kind of crunch….maybe nuts or croutons.
But when I want something a little more hearty, I opt for a Quick & Easy Rice Salad! It’s just as simple to throw together but the addition of Knorr Ready To Serve offers amazing texture and taste that makes my boring salad pop with flavor!
Like any salad, you can throw in whatever you love and it will taste great! I happen to love a sweet and salty mix, so I usually mix in whatever fruit I might have handy or whatever is in season. I also find that the best salads are those with lots of color…the more color usually means the more flavor.
Then it’s all about the texture. I look for things that will offer a contrast to the rice. The crumbly, salty goodness of feta cheese is always a great option. Then I want something that offers a pop of flavor…something juicy. Strawberries, tomatoes, blueberries, raspberries and watermelon pair perfectly with the texture of the rice. Finally I gotta have some crunch. Nuts or seeds are a must-have in my rice salad with pecans, walnuts, sesame seeds or pepitas being my crunch of choice!
Honestly, you can’t go wrong no matter what you toss in. The best part is that you can have a hearty meal ready in a flash. Heck, it will take you longer to gather your ingredients than it will to actually make the salad. Knorr Ready to Heat is ready in just one minute. I typically throw it in the microwave while I chop my ingredients. Then everything goes into a bowl and voila…a hearty lunch in a flash!
Right now you’ll enjoy savings on the Knorr Ready to Heat Rice that you need for this recipe. Look for a couple of Publix coupons in our Extra Savings Flyer. You can save up to $3 on Knorr Sides, Selects and Ready To Heat products. Mix and match and get the product you love and save some moolah!
- $1.25/2 Knorr Rice or Pasta Sides 3.8-5.7oz Publix Digital Coupon
- $1.75/2 Knorr Selects or Ready To Heat 3.5-8.8oz Publix Digital Coupon
- 1 package Knorr Ready To Heat Chicken & Herbs Flavored Long Grain Rice
- 1 oz feta, crumbled
- ¼ cup blueberries
- ¼ cup dried cranberries
- ¼ cup arugula
- 2 tablespoons pepitas
- 1 green onion, sliced
- ¼ cup cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered
- olive oil, if desired
- salt and pepper to taste
- Heat the Knorr Rice according to directions.
- Add all ingredients to a large bowl and toss to combine.
- Drizzle with olive oil if desired and season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve and enjoy.