This hearty autumn salad combines nutty wild rice, dried cranberries, and toasted pecans in a slightly sweet orange-scented vinaigrette. Serve as a light vegetarian meal or side dish to roast chicken, turkey or pork.
1 cup wild rice, rinsed
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup dried cranberries
3/4 cup pecans, toasted and coarsely chopped
2 scallions, finely sliced
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
3/4 teaspoon orange zest and 2 tablespoons juice from one orange
1 teaspoon honey
Freshly ground black pepper
Add rice, salt and 3 1/2 cups water to a pot and bring to a boil. Turn heat down to low, cover and simmer until rice is done, about 50 minutes. Transfer rice to strainer to drain any excess water, then set aside to cool.
Combine rice with cranberries, pecans, scallions, olive oil, vinegar, orange zest, orange juice, and honey. Season to taste with salt and pepper, then serve.
|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 21g||27%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||11%|
|Total Carbohydrate 31g||11%|
|Dietary Fiber 4g||14%|
|Total Sugars 18g|
|Vitamin C 6mg||28%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|