Sesame Orange Wild Rice Salad With Chicken and Dried Cherries

READY IN: 1hr 25mins
Recipe by Mims Squims

So many flavors! And did you know that wild rice isn't actually a rice at all? It's actually a seed high in protein, amino acid and dietary fiber, and low in fat.

Top Review by phyl804

I made this salad for my daughter after she had a baby. When I went to buy the wild rice, I was shocked at how expensive it was, but I found it to be more reasonable at the health food store. I really liked it and so did my daughter. There was plenty to have it the next day.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Rinse rice and combine with 1 teaspoon salt and 4 cups of water in a saucepan. Bring to simmer, cover, and cook over medium-low flame 40-45 minutes until rice is tender but not fully cooked.
  2. Combine orange juice, dried cherries, vinegar, mustard, ginger root and garlic in a large bowl. Whisk in sesame oil a little at a time.
  3. Drain rice, return to pot, and place over medium heat. Stir while remaining moisture is absorbed.
  4. Add rice and chicken to cherry mix & toss. Let stand at room temperature, tossing occasionally, 30-60 minutes before serving.
  5. Cut scallions & stir into salad. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Arrange spinach leaves in pattern on individual places. Pile wild rice salad in center of each plate and garnish with toasted sesame seeds.

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