Asian Black Rice Salad with Ginger Orange Dressing
This post was sponsored by Village Harvest. All opinions expressed here are mine alone.
Asian Black Rice Salad with Ginger Orange Dressing is an easy black rice salad packed with edamame, crunchy vegetables, and plenty of Asian flavor!
I’ve been really excited to share this black rice salad with you! The black rice is from one of my favorite brands, Village Harvest.
Village Harvest makes it easy to keep a healthy lifestyle this New Year because all of its rice and grains are natural and unprocessed, and they’re so easy to pair with a number of ingredients to create exciting recipes.
Excitement is exactly what we need to help us stay on track!
I’m a fan of Village Harvest because their products are top quality, perfect for a healthy lifestyle, and because they give back to communities through social development and sustainability projects.
They send funds that help schools and educational programs, provide clothing and food for children, and pledge to donate 1% of profits to support these global programs.
Village Harvest is always on the look out for new ways to be innovative looking for new ways to help farmers or discovering new possibilities in the kitchen.
It’s more than just rice…it’s global goodness in a bag!
If you’re not familiar with black rice, let me just give you a quick run-down. It’s got a delicious, earthy flavor, and it’s packed with vitamins, iron, minerals, and fiber. It’s also naturally gluten-free and heart-healthy.
It just keeps getting better, doesn’t it?
I loved working with this black rice because it’s so versatile. After several ideas, I finally decided to do an Asian spin.
I love Asian flavors, and this black rice salad has all of the qualities I love. It’s both sweet and savory, and it’s full of texture.
The vinaigrette alone oozes with umami flavor from the ginger, soy sauce, orange juice, and a splash of sesame oil. Combine that with the earthy flavor of the rice, sweet bell peppers, juicy orange, and savory green onions for a black rice salad recipe that’s bursting with flavor!
You’ll love the variety of textures going on in this dish. The black rice lends chewiness that’s the perfect contrast with the crunchy veggies, fresh orange and edamame — it’s just perfection.
Flavors and textures like this make healthy eating exciting!
This Asian black rice salad just goes to show that eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring. It’s flavorful, satisfying, and straight up addicting. It’ll have you coming back for more, and that’s ok.
It’s healthy, remember? 🙂
Asian Black Rice Salad with Ginger Orange Dressing
For the salad:
- 1 cup Village Harvest Black Rice cooked according to package instructions and cooled
- 1 cup shelled edamame thawed if frozen
- 1 bell pepper seeded and chopped
- 2 clementines or 1 small naval orange peeled, sliced widthwise, and cut into small triangles
- 2 green onions both white and green parts, sliced on the bias
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- sesame seeds for garnish (optional)
For the dressing:
- 1 1/2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
- 1/2 tablespoon reduced sodium soy sauce or tamari for gluten-free
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger*
- 1 small clove garlic grated or chopped very fine
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- Place the rice in a large serving bowl. Add the edamame, bell pepper, clementines, green onions, and cilantro to the bowl. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the rice wine vinegar, orange juice, soy sauce, honey or agave, ginger, garlic, and sesame oil. Whisking constantly, add the olive oil in a slow steady stream. Add a pinch of salt if desired,
- Add the dressing to the salad and toss to combine until the salad is well coated with the dressing. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, if using, then serve and enjoy!
- *I always have freshly grated ginger in a zip top bag in the freezer. Simply grate with a Microplane peel and all!
Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.
41 Comments on “Asian Black Rice Salad with Ginger Orange Dressing”
It’s fun traveling around the globe with food! This salad is stunning, Marcie! I always loving seeing black rice with colorful ingredients. Such a pretty pop of color! And the dressing sounds delicious. I love the ginger in there. Sounds like it gives this dish such a great flavor!
It is fun traveling the globe with food! Thanks so much for the nice comment, Gayle, and hope you’re having a great week!
Well thank you for taking me to far away places via my taste buds, Marcie, because lord knows my husband doesn’t take me anywhere. 🙂 LOVE this salad, my dear! The textures and flavors sound delicious and that ginger orange dressing sounds absolutely perfect! I LOVED your first video! I think you did a stellar job!! Congrats girlfriend! Can’t wait to see more to come! Cheers!
You crack me up! 🙂 Thanks so much, and you’re so nice to say that about my video. Boy was I nervous!
Wow!! This looks incredible! I am always looking for delicious, healthy lunch ideas! I love the ginger orange dressing! yum!
Thank you, Annie! This was my perfect lunch for a few fine days! 🙂
This salad is gorgeous Marcie! I love the combination of flavors and that black rice looks so good!
Thank you, Christin! I’m hooked on that black rice — it’s so delicious!
This is so my kind of salad! Between the rice and the veggies and that dressing??? Looks awesome!
And congrats on the video! I can’t bring myself to do them yet haha Maybe eventually 🙂
Thanks, Ashley! Oh the whole video thing took me longer than I care to admit, but it’s proof you can teach an old dog new tricks! 🙂
You’re so right, Dannii — the dressing can liven up any salad!
Hahha it is global goodness of rice! I love it. There are major flavors going on here.
Hi Marcie, love this salad it’s beautiful and the dressing sounds amazing! Pinned.
Thank you, Cheri, and I appreciate the pin!
Ooh I love this salad Marcie! It would definitely be a nice change of pace for my lunches. I love the video – I wish my knife skills were anywhere close to yours! I’m the worst haha
Thanks, Alyssa! Speeding up the video makes it look like my knife skills are better. haha And didn’t you like how fast I chopped that cilantro? 🙂
This salad looks so flavorful and healthy, Marcie! I know I’d really enjoy taking this to work with me for lunch! You did a great job on the video, too!
Thank you for the sweet comment and have a great weekend, Kristine! 🙂
This salad is SO speaking my name right now! I love all the pretty colorful Asian goodness you packed into it! Awesome video too, girl! I’m extremely hungry right now all of a sudden. 😉
Thanks, Sarah! 🙂
This salad is gorgeous, Marcie! I love the earthy black rice and the ginger orange dressing sounds sensational! I loved your video too! You did an awesome job 🙂
You’re too sweet — thank you! Hope you have a great weekend, Kelly! 🙂
I’ve had a black rice salad in my drafts for months! This one looks gorgeous, love the flavors Marcie! Pinned to try it! Love the video!
Thank you, Mira, and I can’t wait to see your black rice salad!
Simply terrific colors! A feast for the eyes and mouth for sure 🙂
Thank you so much, Mary! 🙂
Wow, this is seriously the prettiest salad ever! And of course, I LOVE all the flavors. I’ve never tried black rice but it looks so cool! I’ll have to keep an eye out for it!
Thank you for the sweet comment, Jess! The black rice made this extra special!
Wow, this salad looks amazing Marcie! That black rice sounds so interesting and delicious, and I love your video! You did a great job.
Thank you for the nice comment, Rachel — I appreciate it! The black rice is just amazing, too!
Marcie, this salad is one of your best creations! Love it!
Thank you, Deb, I appreciate that! 🙂
A just made this for my lunch this week, fabulous! Thank you!
I’m so glad you like the recipe Vicki, and thanks so much for taking the time to leave your feedback! ?
This salad looks amazing! If I was going to make it the night before a lunch event, would you recommend adding the dressing the night before or only in the morning?
Hi Hazel! I would prepare the rice in advance and toss it with just enough dressing to keep it moist, then add the fresh ingredients and the rest of the dressing the day of. This way it will be the freshest possible!
I made this for a lunch with my book club friends. It was a big hit and they asked for the recipe.
Thank you for sharing this Heather — I’m so glad you all enjoyed it!
This was great! I had everything for it in the pantry, so one night I introduced some older family members visiting us to this rice and (while they kept calling it beans, never having seen black rice before) they loved it. Its subtle, but just the right balance of flavors. I will absolutely make this again. It was perfect with the salmon and salad I also made- as well as super colorful and beautiful to look at on these hot FL spring nights. Thank you! (PS, I do use a rice cooker w my black rice- a tiny kitchen + too many people visiting + warm temps = keep it as easy as possible, and cutie orange segments/juice and sliced snap peas were my only sort of substitutions.
I’m so glad that you enjoyed this Audra and thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback! 🙂