Orange Rice Salad

This recipe is a good source of fiber, which may help protect you against some diseases.

2 cups cooked, cooled brown rice
1/2 cup celery, washed and diced
3/4 cup raisins or other dried fruit
1/4 cup chopped nuts
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon orange juice or vinegar
1/4 cup parsley, chopped or 1 teaspoon dried parsley
3 green onions, washed and thinly sliced
1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges with juice
salt and pepper to taste
1. Mix all ingredients together in medium-sized bowl.
2. Chill for an hour to allow flavors to blend.
3. Serve with bread or toast.
4. Refrigerate leftovers within 2-3 hours.

Carrot Raisin Peach Salad

One serving of this dish provides at least one serving of fruits or vegetables. Get at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day as part of a diet high in fiber and low in fat.
3 cups carrots, peeled and grated
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup light mayonnaise or lowfat plain yogurt
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 cup frozen peaches

Combine carrots and raisins in a large bowl.
In small bowl combine the mayonnaise or yogurt, lemon juice, salt, and sugar together. Stir into carrot mixture.
Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Just before serving stir in the frozen peaches.
Refrigerate leftovers within 2-3 hours.