This is a very good, healthy wild rice salad recipe. It is a simple mixture of ingredients with a lemon vinaigrette. Of course, you can use another vinaigrette of your choice. A cranberry vinaigrette with this salad is fantastic.
Consider cooking the rice the night before. Then, if you choose a commercial dressing, this is a very quick salad to assemble.
In preparing the zest, be careful to grate only the outer peel of the orange not the white which is bitter.
4 cups cooked wild rice, about 1 cup uncooked
1 cup dried cranberries
2/3 cup chopped pecans
6 green onions, thinly sliced the white and lighter green portions only
zest from one orange
salt to taste
For the dressing
3 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
- In a medium bowl, mix the rice, cranberries, pecans, and sliced green onions together.
- In another bowl, stir the lemon juice, olive oil, and sugar until the sugar is dissolved.
- Toss the dressing with salad. Salt to taste and serve well chilled.