Wild Rice and Cranberry Salad

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 mins

The dressing can be made ahead and refrigerated for a couple of days. This would be great with grilled chicken or seafood. This is so good, I plan on having this one even when cranberries aren't in season! Prep time is not counting time to cook wild rice which can be done ahead.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To prepare dressing: combine first 4 ingredients in a small saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil; cook 2 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Stir in vinegar, oil, salt, and pepper.
  5. Chill.
  6. To prepare salad: combine wild rice and remaining ingredients in a large bowl.
  7. Drizzle rice mixture with dressing, tossing to coat.
Most Helpful

This tasted so strongly of vinegar that I just could not enjoy this; sorry.

scancan November 22, 2007

A delicious salad that is healthful and fresh-tasting! The orzo and wild rice go nicely together, and the peppers are tasty. I used half the ground pepper, and the salad still had a nice bite to it. I also didn't chop the cranberries, but the salad didn't have big chunks of cranberries (Not that there's anything wrong with that!). This would be a good salad to make for Thanksgiving. Thanks, Susan, for another first class recipe!

rochsann October 24, 2005