Wild Rice Salad with Cranberries

Here is another quick and easy rice salad, perfect for a light fall supper or a side dish for a family gathering or Holiday meal. This one is over at Babble’s Family Kitchen too. I’ll be posting for them five days a week, and have lots of amazing recipes planned for this Fall.

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Wild Rice Salad with Cranberries

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1/4 cup Wild Rice
1/4 cup brown rice
2 1/2 cups water
1/ 2 teaspoon kosher salt
2 cups fresh or frozen and defrosted Cranberries, halved
1 cup Walnuts, roasted
8 Green Onions, chopped
the juice and zest of 1 orange
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
a pinch of kosher salt


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees for roasting walnuts. Combine wild rice, brown rice and water in a medium saucepan. Add 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cover with a tightly fighting lid and simmer for 30-40 minutes, or until water is absorbed and rice is tender. When rice is done, remove from heat, and leave covered to rest for 10-15 minutes.

2. Spread nuts over a large cookie sheet. Roast at 350 degrees in the oven for 5-10 minutes, or until they smell fragrant. In a large mixing bowl, combine halved cranberries, chopped green onions, orange zest and juice, sugar, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, freshly chopped parsley, a pinch of kosher salt and roasted walnuts. Toss to combine. Add rice and toss well. Let set at least 15 minutes before serving.

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  4 Responses to “Wild Rice Salad with Cranberries”

  1. Robyn Stone — September 28, 2010 @ 3:10 pm

    Yum! RT @EclecticRecipes: Wild Rice Salad with Cranberries: Here is another quick and easy rice salad http://bit.ly/cne4v4

  2. Monet — September 28, 2010 @ 4:02 pm

    This would be perfect for the weeks leading up to Christmas. I love the color that the cranberries impart (and I’m sure the tartness is lovely too!) And of course, walnuts are always lovely in rice salads/pilaf. I’m all about the crunch! Thank you for sharing with me.

  3. JoAnn — September 28, 2010 @ 7:45 pm

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  4. BrevilleJE95XL — September 29, 2010 @ 11:44 am

    The salad looks delicious! Very colorful.

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