Caprese Rice Salad

Makes 1 Serving

Ingredients

1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve Organic White Rice
1 cup salad greens
1/3 cup white balsamic vinaigrette, divided
4 cherry tomatoes, halved
4 small mozzarella balls, halved
2 fresh basil leaves, chopped
freshly ground black pepper
1 Tbsp shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

Heat rice according to package directions.  In a medium bowl toss greens with about half the vinaigrette and place on a serving plate.  Toss rice, tomatoes, mozzarella balls, basil and pepper with remaining vinaigrette.  Place mixture on top of greens.  Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and drizzle balsamic reduction, if desired.

NOTE:  Small bite-sized fresh mozzarella balls are also called ciliegine.  You can substitute sliced or shredded mozzarella.