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    Alexander's Orzo and Wild Rice Salad

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    20 mins

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    Mystikal49's Note:

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

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

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 04, 2005


      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.

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    • on July 22, 2006


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

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    • on May 28, 2006


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

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    Nutritional Facts for Alexander's Orzo and Wild Rice Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (247 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 815.5
    Calories from Fat 421
    Total Fat 46.8 g
    Saturated Fat 4.8 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 171.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 86.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.0 g
    Sugars 11.3 g
    Protein 15.6 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    French Dijon mustard

    yellow peppers

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