One of coach Bailey's favorite salads to purchase at Whole Foods is the spinach orzo salad ! However, it can get pricy if purchased in large quantities, so we decided to try and make it on our own using the new @eatbanza rice (can use orzo too)! It turned out soo well and is completely addicting! Recipe below👇🏻
2 cups @eatbanza Rice
5 tbsp Olive Oil Seperated
⅓ Red Onion Chopped Finely
¼ cup Kalamata Olives
1 celery stalk, diced.
2 cups Spinach Chopped
5 Basil Leaves Chopped
Sprinkle of garlic powder or to taste
⅓ cup Rice Vinegar
¼ cup Feta Cheese Crumbles
Splash of balsamic vinegar
Salt & Pepper To Taste
Cook @eatbanza rice according to the package directions then drain and rinse using cold water. Add @eatbanza rice to a large bowl and stir in 3 TBS olive oil to prevent clumping.
Heat 2 TBS olive oil over medium-high heat in a saucepan and cook spinach and basil leaves until wilted. About 2-3 minutes. Let cool a minute and add to bowl.
Coarsly chop olives and feta cheese. Dice onions and celery. Add all three to the bowl.
Add rice vinegar, balsamic, salt and pepper to taste, and give it a stir. Let sit in fridge over night . Liquid will absorb. Add more olive oil as needed. Enjoy!