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Strawberry-Walnut Jasmine Rice Salad with Balsamic Steak

Strawberry-Walnut Jasmine Rice Salad with Balsamic Steak

Yield: 8 servings.

1-1/2 lb. flat iron steak
1/2 cup balsamic marinade, commercially prepared
1-1/4 qt. water
1-1/2 Tbsp. butter
2 tsp. salt
1 bag Uncle Ben's(r) naturel(tm) Jasmine Rose Whole Grain Rice Blend
6 oz. romaine lettuce, chopped
3 oz. baby arugula
8 oz. strawberries, 1/4" sliced thin
8 oz. balsamic vinaigrette, commercially prepared
4 oz. goat cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped and toasted

Marinate steak in marinade per package instructions. Bring water to boil. Add butter, salt and rice; stir. Cover tightly and simmer until most of the water is absorbed (about 20-25 minutes). Transfer to sheet pan to cool. Grill steak to desired degree. Reserve warm.
Plate to order. In bowl, toss 1-1/4 cups rice, 1/2 cup loosely packed romaine (3/4 oz.), 1/2 cup loosely packed arugula (1/3 oz.), 1 oz. strawberries, and 1 oz. balsamic vinaigrette. Plate and sprinkle with 1/2 oz. cheese and 1 Tbsp. walnuts. Slice 3 oz. steak and shingle to side of salad.