Watercress and Forbidden Rice Salad Recipe

Watercress and Forbidden Rice Salad Recipe

How To Make Watercress and Forbidden Rice Salad

Our forbidden rice salad is loaded with protein and nutritious watercress for a heartier meal! Whip up a bowl of this in just under one hour.

Preparation: 50 minutes
Total: 50 minutes



For Ginger Vinaigrette:

  • ginger,1-inch nub, grated or finely chopped
  • 3garlic cloves,pressed
  • 2tbsprice wine vinegar
  • ¼cuppeanut oil,quality, olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 2tsptoasted sesame oil
  • tsptamari,reduced-sodium, or soy sauce
  • ½tspagave nectar
  • red pepper flakes,a big pinch

For Salad:

  • watercress,1 bunch, very roughly chopped
  • 1bell pepper,yellow or orange chopped
  • 3celery stalks,thinly sliced and roughly chopped
  • ¼cupgreen onion,chopped, include both white and green parts
  • cupsedamame,shelled, used frozen
  • cupsforbidden rice,or wild rice


Ginger Vinaigrette:

  1. Whisk the ginger, garlic, rice wine vinegar, peanut oil, sesame oil, tamari, agave nectar, and red pepper flakes together well. Set it aside.


  1. Rinse the rice in a mesh colander, then cook it in a rice cooker, according to manufacturer’s instructions using ¾ cup rice to 1½ cup water.

  2. Fluff with a fork, then allow to cool for 10 minutes.

  3. Bring a pot of water to a boil, then pour in the frozen edamame.

  4. Reduce the heat to a simmer, then cook for 4 to 5 minutes until the edamame is warmed through.

  5. Drain, and set the edamame aside to cool.

  6. Toss the watercress, bell pepper, celery, and green onion in a big bowl.

  7. Add the edamame and rice to the bowl, then toss.

  8. Whisk the dressing one more time, pour them into the bowl, then toss well.

  9. Serve, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 632.88kcal
  • Fat: 26.60g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.02g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.46g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 8.01g
  • Carbohydrates: 84.77g
  • Fiber: 8.03g
  • Sugar: 4.89g
  • Protein: 14.81g
  • Sodium: 323.00mg
  • Calcium: 99.46mg
  • Potassium: 795.92mg
  • Iron: 3.54mg
  • Vitamin A: 75.24µg
  • Vitamin C: 60.40mg
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