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Black Rice Salad with Oranges and Cashews Recipe

Orange Cashew Black Rice Salad

This vegan black rice salad is dressed with an orange and olive oil vinaigrette and topped with crunchy cashews and juicy orange segments. This grain salad is perfect for a healthy lunch and meal prep.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword black rice salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Resting 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 282kcal


  • 2 cups black rice
  • cups mushroom broth
  • 3 navel oranges
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup finely diced red onion
  • ½ cup roasted cashew halves
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • coarse salt and pepper to taste
  • optional garnish: chopped green onions


  • Combine rice and broth in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce to low heat, cooking about 25 minutes, until the rice is tender. Remove from the heat and let sit 15 minutes before fluffing with a fork.
  •  Segment the oranges over a medium bowl allowing any juice to fall into the bowl. Place the segments in a separate small bowl. Use a juicer to squeeze the remaining juice from the fruit.
  • Whisk the lime juice and olive oil into the orange juice. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add the rice to the bowl. Toss, allowing the rice to soak up the dressing.
  • Gently toss in the orange segments, red onion, cashews, cilantro, and green onions (if using). Serve.


Where can I get black rice?

Black rice is increasingly available in regular supermarkets and places like Target. But you can easily find it in health and natural food stores like Sprouts and Whole Foods. If you're not sure you're ready to commit, look for black rice in the bulk bins and start with about 1/2 cup.


Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Potassium: 272mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g