Curried Quinoa or Brown Rice Salad with Apples, Celery, Cashews, and Raisins

Prep time: 25 mins ● Cook time: 20 to 45 mins depending on the grain● Yield: 6 to 8 servings

  • ¾ cups raw short grain brown rice or 1 cup raw quinoa, to yield about 3 cups cooked
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 1 to 2 scoops Grown American™ Superfood
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon ginger
  • Pinch cayenne (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 Fuji or Honeycrisp apple, diced into ¼-inch pieces
  • 2 ribs celery, diced, about 1 cup
  • 2 scallions, white and green parts, sliced into ¼-inch pieces
  • ⅓ cup raisins
  • ½ cup cashews
  • ½ cup coconut chips/flakes, toasted1
  • ½ cup cilantro leaves, coarsely chopped

Directions: Directions: Cook brown rice or quinoa according to package directions. While rice/quinoa is cooking make the dressing. Whisk together olive oil, orange juice, Grown American™ Superfood, curry powder, cinnamon, ginger, cayenne (optional), and salt in a large bowl and set aside. When the rice/quinoa is done, toss it into the bowl with the dressing, add all the remaining ingredients, and mix well. Cool to room temperature. Serve at room temperature or chilled. The salad is even better the next day after the flavors have had a chance to meld.

Note: 1To toast the coconut, preheat oven to 325°F. Spread coconut in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for about 5 minutes, remove from oven, and stir. Return to oven and check every 3 minutes until desired color is achieved. Overall baking time will be 10 to 12 minutes. Just as with nuts, coconut can burn quickly, so watch it carefully after the first 8 minutes. You can also toast coconut in a dry skillet over medium-low to low heat for 8 to 12 minutes stirring occasionally. Watch the coconut closely and stir it frequently.

Nutrition Facts Servings: 6 Amount per serving Calories 356 % Daily Value* Total Fat 22.6g 29% Saturated Fat 5.1g 25% Cholesterol 0mg 0% Sodium 214mg 9% Total Carbohydrate 39.2g 14% Dietary Fiber 4.6g 16% Total Sugars 12.3g Protein 4.4g Vitamin D 0mcg 0% Calcium 28mg 2% Iron 3mg 16% Potassium 313mg 7% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. Recipe analyzed by VeryWell

Hash Brown Sweet Potatoes

Prep time: 20 mins ● Cook time: 10 mins● Yield: 4 servings

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, about 1½ pounds
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 scoop Grown American™ Superfood
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 or more tablespoons coconut or avocado oil
Directions: Wash and peel sweet potatoes. Grate potatoes using a box grater. Place the sweet potatoes in a colander and rinse until the water runs clear to remove some of the starch. Sprinkle on the salt and let the potatoes sit in the colander for about 10 minutes.

Place potatoes in paper towels or a clean kitchen towel and firmly squeeze to remove any excess water. (Having less water in the potatoes will give you crispier hash browns; too much water will cause them to steam, not brown.) Place potatoes in a bowl and add Grown American™ Superfood and pepper and mix well.

Add oil to a cast iron or heavy-bottom skillet and place over medium-high heat. The pan should be very hot when you add the potatoes. Test it by placing a few shreds of potato in the pan. They should immediately sizzle. If the oil isn’t hot enough, the potatoes won’t brown.

Sauté potatoes undisturbed for 4 to 5 minutes. Flip and sauté for another 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from the pan and place on a plate lined with paper towels.

Note: If you don’t have a really large skillet, it’s better to cook in batches to get crispier hash browns. You’ll need about 2 tablespoons or more oil per batch if your pan is smaller than 10-inches in diameter.

Variations: If you like onions in your hash brown, you can add about ½ cup grated or finely chopped onions. If you want to add spice, try about 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or ¾ teaspoon cinnamon and ¼ teaspoon nutmeg. A dash of cayenne will add a tiny bit of heat to balance the sweetness.

Nutrition Facts Servings: 4 Amount per serving Calories 196 % Daily Value* Total Fat 2.1g 3% Saturated Fat 0.4g 2% Cholesterol 0mg 0% Sodium 596mg 26% Total Carbohydrate 42.8g 16% Dietary Fiber 6.8g 24% Total Sugars 0.8g Protein 2.5g Vitamin D 0mcg 0% Calcium 28mg 2% Iron 1mg 5% Potassium 1272mg 27% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. Recipe analyzed by VeryWell