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Fruit Salad Bowl OR Rice Bowl?

Updated on August 25, 2012

Fruit Salad Bowl OR Rice Bowl?

5 stars from 1 rating of I love fruit!

Fruit Rice Bowl Art and Food

Layered fruit is pretty and tasty
Layered fruit is pretty and tasty | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: 2-4 servings (rice takes the most time)

Fruit Salad Bowl OR Rice Bowl? Easy Dinner Recipe!

This dinner is like eating a work of art. It is pretty and tastes wonderful. This is a real family pleasing meal both visually and for the taste.

It is another come home from work easy make dinner. So, stop at the store and purchase the fresh fruit and vegetable ingredients below. Buy whatever looks good to supplement the fruit selections too!

The first thing to do when you arrive home is to start the rice cooking ASAP. I used chicken broth to cook the rice in and had to supplement with water to reach the required 3 C. of liquid needed in the rice cooker.

You now have time to change clothes and read both your snail mail and your E mail.

When the rice is done leave it on the warm button on the rice cooker and begin the big fruit and vegetable salad chop.

This meal originated in my wish to serve more fruit to my family while filling them up too! We also love traditional rice bowl meals. So, why not combine the two? The brown rice makes this particularly filling as does adding the protein source, chicken. You may use either a can of chicken or one of the roasted chickens that you purchase in your local grocery. Those grocery store roasted chickens are wonderful time savers!

Ingredients and Assembled Bowl

Ingredients to finished bowl
Ingredients to finished bowl | Source

Ingredients

  • 2 C. brown rice, cooked in chicken broth and water
  • 1 head Romaine Lettuce, chopped
  • 1/4 C. Parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 C. Red onion, chopped
  • 2 C. Mixed fruit, thawed in fridge all day
  • 1 heart celery, chopped, using leaves too
  • 1 can chicken, OR grocery roasted chicken
  • SALAD DRESSING fruity flavored
  • 1/2 C. plain Greek yoghurt
  • 1/4 C. fruit juice, from thawed fruit left in fridge that day
  • 1/4 C. Ken's Raspberry Pecan dressing
  • 1 apple red delicious preferred, don't use a Granny Smith or tart apple
  • bunch grapes dark red seedless grapes, looked good at the store!

A bit of cooking but mostly assembling

  1. Begin rice cooking the minute you get home. Cook the rice in chicken broth. I used the Knorr gelled broth.
  2. Chop and assemble all the ingredients above except for the apple. Use a clear bowl and assemble in layers
  3. Whisk the yogurt, plain yogurt and most of the fruit juices from the thawed the fruit.
  4. Slice the apple and cube the chicken. Saute them in a non stick skillet with a bit of the fruit juice from the thawed fruit. Cook until the skillet is dry and the fruit and chicken are a bit crispy. This makes a nice texture.

Rice and Dressing

Rice cooker and how to make the dressing
Rice cooker and how to make the dressing | Source

Chicken and Apple

Warming and toasting the chicken and apple
Warming and toasting the chicken and apple | Source

Serving Suggestion

Serve at table side. Do make a big deal out of serving this. Serve everyone their portion of the chicken and apple toasted mixture in the center. Ladle the fruit dressing over the lettuce and piled high fruit areas of the salad; and then toss the fruit and green salad part with the dressing.

Serve each person their share.

This is so appetizing when served this way! I always put soy sauce on the table as it is so nice shaken on the rice.

I have a real fruit lover in my house and this is a tremendous hit with him.

What could be easier? Ummmmm, someone to do the clean-up and dishes?

Here is the dressing brand that I used...

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      sdzulu 5 years ago

      Very good. A nice cool summer meal.

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