Sesame Orange Wild Rice Salad With Chicken and Dried Cherries

Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.
Most Helpful

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.

phyl804 June 08, 2010

I have made this salad on a Sunday night for my husband and I to take to lunch for the week. Great blend of flavors! People always ask for the recipe when they see me eating it. I sometimes add extra veggies like red peppers, carrots, fennel, zuchinni.

valgieg1 May 14, 2010