Wild Rice Salad. image by CTN News

This is a recipe for wild rice salad with oriental vinaigrette. I am not sure where it came from or if it is even ‘Chinese’ but it is good so I included it here.

The basic ingredient for this salad is… you guessed it! Wild rice ( WR )is more expensive than brown or white rice but has a distinctive nutty flavor.

This recipe calls for 3 cups cooked wild rice which is prepared by boiling 2.5 cups water with 1 t salt and adding in 1 cup dried WR. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 50 minutes. Let cool.

 I use the following abbreviations:

  • ‘t’ refers to teaspoon
  • ‘T’ refers to tablespoon
  • ‘c’ means cup
  • ‘#’ means pound
  • ‘oz’ means ounce

 




Wild Rice Salad with Oriental Vinaigrette
Salad Ingredients
3 c wild rice, cooked
3 c fresh spinach
3 scallions (green onions), cut up
.75 c grapes
1 orange, cut up or small can of mandarin oranges
1.5 T sliced almonds
1 celery stalk, cut up
12 snow peas cut in half
.75 c red onion, diced (optional)
.75 c currants (optional)
Dressing
.25 c sesame oil
.75 c rice vinegar
.25 c vegetable oil
6 T soy sauce
1 t hot pepper sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
1.5 T freshly grated ginger root
1 t ground coriander
Cook wild rice, drain, cool and place in a mixing bowl. Add remaining salad ingredients and mix well. Prepare dressing, add to rice and toss. Serve.

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