As noted in my Sumo Salad post I really wanted to try the Brown Rice Salad recipe on page 75 of Susie Burrell’s new book, ‘Losing the last 5kg’ so I made it for lunch on Saturday.

The salad is very easy to make, very filling and tastes really good. It takes a little while to prepare as you have to roast the pumpkin and cook the brown rice so I made enough for a couple of lunches this week.



  • 1/2-3/4 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup roasted diced pumpkin
  • 1 small red capsicum, finely chopped
  • 2 handfuls baby spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 50g Danish fetta, crumbled


  • 1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tsp lemon juice


  1. In a bowl, mix together the rice, vegetables, walnuts and feta
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients
  3. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and serve

Do you take your lunch to work or eat out?

Susie Burrell salad

Brown rice salad from Susie Burrell's book 'Losing the last 5kg'