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Calypso Brown Rice Salad

We’re thrilled to announce a remarkable collaboration with none other than Charlie Ayers, the celebrated chef known for his pioneering role as Google's very first executive chef! Charlie has enchanted palates all over the globe with his dedication to nourishing and innovative cuisine. Now, he brings his culinary mastery and passion for wholesome, delicious meals to the Cahokia Rice family.

"Food is fuel, and what better fuel than Cahokia Rice to power a healthy lifestyle?" says Charlie. He is crafting exclusive recipes that showcase the superior taste and texture of our rice, proving that healthy food can also be irresistibly delicious. 

Please enjoy this delicious recipe for a Calypso Brown Rice Salad that he has created for us:

Calypso Brown Rice Salad



  • 2.qts fully cooked Cahokia Brown Rice
  • 5.ea valencia oranges cut into supremes
  • 2.ea mangoes diced medium size dice
  • 1.cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup toasted pumpkin seeds
  • 4.tbsp hemp seeds
  • 2.ea red bell peppers medium dice  (no seeds)
  • 4.ea jalapenos, diced medium (no seeds)
  • 1.bunch cilantro, washed , picked and chopped ( leaves only)
  • 1.bunch green onions, washed, dried and cut on a thin bias
  • 1.bunch mint, washed, picked and chopped ( leaves only)
  • 2.tbsp coriander
  • 1.tbsp cumin
  • 1.cup orange juice
  • 1/2 .cup lime juice
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 8.tsp coconut oil ( added to fully cooked rice while cooling down)
  • 1.cup olive oil


Method of prep:

Cook rice in a steamer or rice cooker, once fully cooked add the coconut oil and allow to fully cool down before adding the remaining ingredients to this recipe.

Once fully cooled down add in all of the cut vegetables and fruits to a mixing bowl. Mix well, add in the chopped herbs, finished by the fruit juices and olive oil. Taste for Salt and Pepper. Keep refrigerated until time of service. This rice dish goes very well with fish, seafoods and poultry.



Why Cahokia Rice?
Charlie Ayers champions food that's not only satisfying but also beneficial for your health. This makes Cahokia Rice, with its naturally higher protein content and lowest glycemic index, a perfect match for his culinary philosophy. Our unique rice variety supports everyone—from the health-conscious individual to the high-performance athlete—with a nutritious, versatile base for any meal.

Join Us on This Culinary Journey
Stay tuned as we unveil Charlie’s signature dishes and share tips on how you can recreate these culinary delights at home. Whether you're a professional chef or a home cook, discover the myriad of ways to incorporate Cahokia Rice into your daily meals.