Alexander's Orzo and Wild Rice Salad

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Total Time
20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

Wonderful blend of flavors makes for a delightful side dish or lunch salad.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. For dressing: Dissolve vinegar, lemon juice, garlic and sugar with a hand whip (three minute stirring).
  2. Fold in the mustard, basil, salt and pepper. Slowly add oils, while whisking vigorously. Refrigerate.
  3. Use only 1/2 cup of dressing for salad.
  4. Place all other ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix well.
  5. Serve ice cold, 38-40°F Shelf life mixed is two hours.
Most Helpful

5 5

I had been looking for a recipe for J.Alexanders restaurants wild rice and orzo side dish...and this was pretty darn close( no basil in the restaurants). I served this as a side at a cook out for my sons college buddies, and this was gobbled down: a lovely change from the usual pasta or rice salad, visually appealing and a delicious blend of textures and flavour.

5 5

My brother's girlfriend makes this and it is delicious. She uses balsamic vinagrette dressing instead of making her own.

5 5

Excellent! I would double the sugar (1T. instead of 1/2), and definitely include the basil!